DREAM act http://wamc.org en NY Speaker Pushes For Minimum Wage Hike, Dream Act http://wamc.org/post/ny-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-hike-dream-act <p></p><p>New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has renewed his push to increase the minimum wage and pass the Dream Act as lawmakers work toward adjournment.</p><p>Silver told reporters Wednesday the two measures are top priorities :&nbsp; the minimum wage proposal would raise the wage to $10.10 per hour and allow cities like New York to impose a local minimum wage &nbsp;up to 30 percent higher.</p><p>The Dream Act would extend financial aid to students who are in the country illegally.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:42:25 +0000 Dave Lucas 92395 at http://wamc.org NY Speaker Pushes For Minimum Wage Hike, Dream Act DREAM Act Supporters Vow To Fight On http://wamc.org/post/dream-act-supporters-vow-fight <p>Supporters of Dream Act legislation say they were “set up” when a hastily arranged vote on the bill in the New York State Senate chamber late Monday led to the measure’s failure by just one vote. The focus is now shifting to Governor Cuomo. Backers say they will try to get the governor to put the measure into the state budget. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:59:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 86141 at http://wamc.org DREAM Act Supporters Vow To Fight On Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-134 <p></p><p>WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the U.S. sanctions in response to Crimea's succession to Russia and the defeated DREAM Act. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:37:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 86074 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary Silver Urges Senate To Pass DREAM Act http://wamc.org/post/silver-urges-senate-pass-dream-act <p>New York Assembly Democrats were passing a one house version of the DREAM Act on Tuesday, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:09:01 +0000 Karen Dewitt 84615 at http://wamc.org Silver Urges Senate To Pass DREAM Act Dream Act Could Have New Life; NYS Loses Millions In Federal Funding Over EBT Abuse http://wamc.org/post/dream-act-could-have-new-life-nys-loses-millions-federal-funding-over-ebt-abuse <p></p><p>With the legislative session in Albany charging forward, a pair of funding plans are under the microscope.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:23:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 84503 at http://wamc.org Dream Act Could Have New Life; NYS Loses Millions In Federal Funding Over EBT Abuse New York State Senator Jose Peralta - THE DREAM Act and the New York State budget http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-senator-jose-peralta-dream-act-and-new-york-state-budget <p>As New York State budget talks reach their final days, and perhaps even hours,&nbsp; a group of Hispanic lawmakers is pushing for the inclusion of the Dream Act in the budget, It would offer college aid to children of undocumented immigrants who were born in the country. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 60025 at http://wamc.org New York State Senator Jose Peralta - THE DREAM Act and the New York State budget DREAM Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants http://wamc.org/post/dream-act-would-provide-aid-illegal-immigrants <p></p><p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Support is building in New&nbsp;York for a "DREAM Act" that would provide financial aid and other assistance to college-bound illegal immigrants in the state.</p><p>The proposal is being pushed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.</p><p>Now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Republicans who share control of the state Senate are interested in discussing the bill.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 56198 at http://wamc.org DREAM Act would provide aid to illegal immigrants Undocumented Youths Advocate for DREAM Act Ahead of Elections http://wamc.org/post/undocumented-youths-advocate-dream-act-ahead-elections <p>Undocumented youths across the country are seeking to bring attention to Congressional candidates who oppose the DREAM Act. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>The DRM Action Coalition hosted a conference call this week where young undocumented activists announced the candidates they wish to bring attention to for their opposition to the DREAM Act. In 2010, the House of Representatives passed the original DREAM Act, but the bill was filibustered in the Senate. Now, ahead of the upcoming election, young DREAMers are speaking out.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:28:42 +0000 Lucas Willard 49664 at http://wamc.org