NYC Council Cheers Immigration Change
The New York City Council has issued a joint statement praising the president for his change on "illegal" youth immigrants. Via press release:
"Today’s immigration policy change by the Obama Administration signals an important turning point in our Nation’s history for the nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrant youth here in New York, many of whom call New York City their home. This decision is also particularly timely in light of the 30th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, which gave undocumented immigrants the right to an education. Our young immigrants have faced insurmountable obstacles in their pursuit of an education, happiness and the American dream. Under this new policy, they will have a path to the lives they have dreamed of and be able to contribute to our city, state and nation without the fear of being deported. The benefits are clear. These young people have a strong work ethic and the desire to improve their lives and positively contribute to our society. Also, immigrant youth play a vital role in the economic and cultural growth of our society at large."Bolding is mine.