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Bill de Blasio on Immigration

 

 


Greater outreach and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs

New York's immigrant communities are a continuing source of entrepreneurial activity and can play a key role in creating new jobs. But the city is not providing sufficient assistance to these groups. 92% of immigrant businesses reported receiving no services to start or sustain their businesses--with 51% unaware of the services available to them. De Blasio proposed a series of programs for the city to improve its support for immigrant entrepreneurs, including greater outreach and technical assistanc
Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, www.billdeblasio.com , Oct 22, 2013

Created privately-funded the DREAM fellowship

Creating DREAM Scholarships: Working through the New York Immigration Coalition and additional non-profit funding, Bill de Blasio created the DREAM fellowship--a scholarship and leadership development program for undocumented college students. Beyond helping dozens of students, the initiative has highlighted the need for enactment of national and state DREAM Act legislation. A second cohort of students just completed the spring semester with the aid of this program
Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, www.billdeblasio.com , Oct 22, 2013

Universal City ID for services for undocumented immigrants

Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, www.billdeblasio.com , Oct 22, 2013

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