Statement on Senate Defeat of the Dream Act
The defeat of the Dream Act by the Senate is an immoral assault on the values of America as the land of opportunity and a nation of immigrants. Education is a basic human right. The Green Party urges state lawmakers to expand the right of education to all immigrants and all New Yorkers in this year's state budget. If they don't, New Yorkers can remember in November by voting for Greens who will fight for the Dream Act and other progressive educational and social justice policies.