DREAM Act

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State Budget

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.

03/24/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.

03/22/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Dream Act Fails In New York Senate

The 30-29 vote was short of the 32 votes needed to pass, a rare defeat for a bill on the floor of the Senate.

03/17/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York Assembly Passes DREAM Act, But Will Senate Follow Suit?

New York’s Assembly passed a bill that would open state tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrant students, a measure that now moves to an uncertain future in the Senate.

02/25/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Holds Ceremonial Signing Of Immigrant Tuition Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a ceremonial signing of a bill Tuesday that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status.

01/07/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie Postpones Signing Of Immigrant Tuition Act

On Monday, Christie had planned to meet with Hispanic leaders in Union City and hold a public signing at Colin Powell Elementary School. A spokesman says the signing will be rescheduled for later this week to accommodate all those who want to attend.

01/06/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Says He’ll Sign Immigrant Tuition Bill If Financial Aid Provision Dropped

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says anyone who thought he wasn’t serious about easing college tuition costs for students living in the U.S. illegally owes him an apology.

12/19/2013

Gov. Chris Christie

Democrats Target Christie In Two New Ads

The Democratic National Committee and American Bridge for the 21st Century released ads Thursday attacking the GOP governor and possible 2016 candidate.

12/05/2013

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office/file)

Immigrant Tuition Bill Will Go To Christie ‘As Is’

The New Jersey Legislature doesn’t plan to amend an immigrant tuition bill to reflect Gov. Chris Christie’s suggested changes.

11/26/2013

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Won’t Sign Immigration In-State Tuition Bill As Is

The Republican governor said the Senate bill grants richer benefits than the federal Dream Act and could make New Jersey a magnet for students in the country illegally who want to go to college.

11/25/2013

Mother's Day Brunch at Make The Road New York, May 12, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Immigration Advocates Push For Comprehensive Reforms

At an event at Make The Road New York, some organizers said immigration reform would be an important Mother’s Day gift for some.

05/12/2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (file / credit: Office of Sheldon Silver)

Eye On Politics: Sheldon Silver Pushes N.Y. DREAM Act

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that the state should its own DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants go to college.

02/07/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Does Mitt Romney Have An October Surprise For The Debate?

Is Mitt Romney planning an October surprise of sorts for tonight? Has he been saving big policy announcements and details for the debate?

10/03/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Nixonian Secret Plans

Mitt Romney has provided no details, not even a hint, of what his immigration plan is. Either this is a lousy sales job, which is bad, or he has no idea there’s a difference between running Bain Capital and running the nation, which is worse.

06/22/2012

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