Contact: Stephanie Hoo, (212) 669-3747 June 15, 2012
DEPORTATIONS OF YOUNG IMMIGRANTS
NEW YORK, NY – City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the following on President Obama’s order to stop deportations of young immigrants:
“This is a tremendous milestone and strong leadership on the part of President Obama toward humane, comprehensive immigration reform that has been long overdue. Creating paths to citizenship makes economic sense and is most certainly good for New York. President Obama's bold Executive Order recognizes that all young people, with endless potential, need not fear reprisal or deportation merely because of documentation status outside of their control. And, it places within their reach the American Dream. This is truly a historic moment for our nation.”
Comptroller Liu immigrated to New York at the age of five. A proud product of New York City public schools, he serves as the 43rd Comptroller of the City of New York.