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Immigrant Advocacy Groups March: ‘Drivers’ Licenses For All’

March 13, 2019. This article discusses the march in Riverhead on Long Island, New York organized by the Green Light NY: Driving Together Coalition to support a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. According to the article, the advocates argue that driver’s licenses will decrease the risk of deportation, generate revenues and make the roads safer.

According to the Green Light NY: Driving Together coalition, the goal is to expand access to drivers’ licenses to all … (read more)

Dream Bigger New York Sueña más grande, Nueva York

March 14, 2019. This op-ed, by Monica Sibri, urges immigrants to not get too focused on celebrating the passage of the New York State Dream Act by continuing to push for undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses to fully support their inclusion into the U.S. The author highlights that New York is falling behind 12 other states, plus D.C. Sibri goes on to reveal that she is an undocumented immigrant herself and that driver’s licenses are needed to go to … (read more)

Give Undocumented New Yorkers the Right to Drive

March 13, 2019. In this op-ed by Monica Sibri, featured in the New York Daily News, the author discusses her personal and other undocumented youth in the United States experiences of not having access to driver’s licenses. The author argues that undocumented youth have parents who can’t take them to school or doctors appointments, and that they themselves struggle to get jobs because they can’t drive to work. This struggle has increased since the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action … (read more)

Reality Check: Immigrants’ Economic, Cultural Contributions Deserve Recognition, Support

March 13, 2019. This op-ed written by Carolina Puga Mendoza discusses how the facts about immigration state the opposite of the anti-immigrant rhetoric being spread by the federal administration. The author cites many reports that demonstrate that immigrants are business owners who create jobs, are the back bone of many industries, such as construction, house cleaners and nannies, they pay taxes and are hard workers.

According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, an independent public policy organization, small businesses created by … (read more)

How a $238 Million Penthouse Turned a Long-Shot Tax on the Rich Into Reality

March 13, 2019. This article discusses advocates urging New York State to implement a pied-à-terre tax, which would be the United State’s first tax on superluxury second homes, or more specifically second homes that cost more than $5 million. The author highlights the sale of a New York City building with penthouses that was sold for $238 million, which is the most expensive residential sale in the United States. The article notes that both houses of the New York State … (read more)

Marchers Take to the Streets to Support Driver’s License Access For All

March 13, 2019. This article discusses the march and rally in Suffolk county, New York to support the Green Light New York bill, that would allow all New Yorkers access to driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status if passed. The author highlights that the bill is pending in the New York State legislature and that New York is falling behind 12 states, plus D.C. The article went on to quote many advocates about the benefits of allowing access to driver’s … (read more)

Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Getting Closer to Reality in New York

March 12, 2019. This article discusses the rally at the New York State Capitol, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition, that called on lawmakers to allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The coalition argues that it will make New York’s roads safer and bring in additional revenue.

Hundreds of activists from across New York are traveling to the Capitol on Tuesday to call on lawmakers to allow driver’s licenses for immigrants in the country without legal permission.

The … (read more)

Press Release: Legislators, Fiscal Watchdog, Children and Social Justice Advocates and Faith Leaders Urge NY to Take Real Steps To Address Child Poverty and Provide Tax Relief to Low Income Families by Strengthening NY’s EITC and Child Tax Credit

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2019

Media Contact:

Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy – (518) 879-6616 | dhill@scaany.org Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute – (518) 469-6769 | deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org Pete Nabozny, The Children’s Agenda – (518) 929-1264 | pete@thechildrensagenda.org

 

 

Legislators, Fiscal Watchdog, Children and Social Justice Advocates and Faith Leaders Urge NY to Take Real Steps To Address Child Poverty and Provide Tax Relief to Low Income Families by Strengthening NY’s… (read more)

Cuomo, Legislature Weighing Tax on Manhattan Pieds-à-Terre

March 8, 2019. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is considering a new tax that would hit the very rich who keep co-ops and condominiums in Manhattan for when they stopover for business or pleasure.

Some public policy advocates have referred to the pied-à-terre tax as the perfect tax because it can raise billions of dollars from people who are so wealthy that it might not matter much and don’t vote for city or state officials, anyway.

Cuomo’s plan, as with proposals (read more)

Bronx DA Supports Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

March 10, 2019. This article discusses the support by many high raking individuals who support allowing all New Yorkers access to driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status, including the Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and the Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. The author highlights that the licenses for undocumented immigrants will help the police identify who they pull over and that the program would generate revenue for the state. The author goes on to note that people in opposition to … (read more)