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Teamsters Support NY DREAM and Liberty Acts

George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16, had the following statement on the New York State Assembly’s passage of the DREAM Act and Liberty Act:

“Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and the New York State Assembly are showing what fair, just, and compassionate public policy looks like. Passage of the DREAM Act and the Liberty Act send a message to Washington, and all of our communities here in New York, that immigrants are welcome in this state. Our government should protect immigrant families, not scapegoat them.

“Teamsters Joint Council 16 supports this legislation because it helps make economic success and the American Dream a reality for all. Our members come from just about every country around the world. They and their families make America a great and diverse nation. Fully including and welcoming them into our society and our economy makes us stronger.”