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Hundreds converge on Albany to promote immigrant agenda

ALBANY – Hundreds of residents from across the state were in Albany Wednesday for Immigrant Day of Action, pushing for their agenda before state lawmakers adjourn this summer.

Among those present was Milan Bhatt, executive director of the Kingston-based Worker Justice Center of New York.  He said they brought a host of issues with them in hopes of gaining the attention of Assembly members and senators.

“We were able to raise our voices loud and clear on such issues as immigrant access to drivers’, farm worker rights, immigrant services, making sure that New York does what it needs to, to make sure that its immigrant youths, who contribute to society are able to gain higher education, and a myriad of other issues,” he said.

Bhatt said there is a good chance that support can be gained to pass some of their agenda items during this legislative session.