Statement by NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on
President Obama’s Announcement on Deferred Action for Immigrant Youth
Working families across our state welcome the Obama Administration’s announcement to provide relief from deportation to immigrant youth brought to this country by their parents at a young age. For many, our country is all they have really ever known; it is their home. The President has shown tremendous leadership and courage to ensure that so many young New Yorkers, who were educated here and have deep bonds to our communities, no longer have to live in fear of deportation. Our future just got brighter, now that these New Yorkers can fully contribute to our economy and realize the American dream.