DREAM Act

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

N.Y. State Budget Agreement Includes Education, Ethics Reforms; Eliminates Minimum Wage Hike

The New York state budget agreement struck Monday did not include a minimum wage hike or property tax relief, but it did include a new tax cut for luxury yachts.

03/30/2015

Immigration activists participate in a protest announcing their intent to go on a hunger strike on March 25, 2015 in New York City. Approximately 50 people who would be effected by the proposed DREAM Act have pledged to participate in the hunger strike until the DREAM Act is included in the New York State budget, which is expected to be completed by Friday of this week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Immigrant Students Begin Hunger Strike For NY Dream Act

About 50 immigrant students who live illegally in New York state have started a hunger strike after a proposal that would allow them to apply for state financial aid for college was not included in the state’s budget, some of the students said Wednesday.

03/25/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Legislative Ethics Reforms Must Be Part Of State Budget

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he is sticking with a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms.

03/23/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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