“I commend Speaker Heastie and the Assembly for reaffirming their commitment to our immigrants by passing this package of bills that seek to protect the community, invest in their growth and uphold their dignity. By passing the DREAM Act, the Assembly is allowing our youth to live up to their highest potential and contribute to the success of our state. And by adopting the New York State Liberty Act, the Assembly is ensuring that all New Yorkers as well as our immigrants—who are part of the social fabric of this state—can proudly live out of the shadows. As the Trump Administration continues its shameful efforts to attack immigrants, I’m proud that New York continues to be a pioneer in advocating for our immigrants and remains committed to not turn their backs on the very people that form the backbone of our nation.”