In the News / October 2017

Albany County Moves to Protect Young Immigrants

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“In response to the federal administration’s decision to end the Obama-implemented program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, joined by USCRI and a number of other organizations, announced on Friday, Sept. 8, that the county has established a hotline for families affected by the decision.

“To end DACA and leave 42,000 New Yorkers who are part of the program to live in fear of deportation is wrong and Albany County will do everything it can,” said McCoy. “I will do everything I can to help DACA participants that live here.”

Capital District Dreamers and their families can call a newly established county hotline (518-447-4890) with any questions, said McCoy, and the county will help in any way it can. In addition, he said that he has directed the county Office of Immigration Services to work with those present and other immigration and refugee groups to “better serve” local DACA grantees.”

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