Press Release

The following statement can be attributed to Ian Rosenblum, Executive Director of The Education Trust–New York:

“We are grateful to those leading the fight to protect the promise of the American Dream for tens of thousands of our fellow New Yorkers and relieved that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked this racist Trump Administration policy. Still, this narrow ruling reminds us that we have much more work to do as a nation to protect and support undocumented students enrolled in New York’s education system, from early childhood to K-12 to our colleges and universities.

“We are committed to educational equity for undocumented students and all first-generation college hopefuls. During this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, with four in five college students in New York worried they will stay on track to graduate, we hope that state leaders and higher education institutions will continue to act with urgency to ensure that all New York students have the support to complete a degree or certificate that will put them on the path to a brighter future.”