Lawmakers, Veterans & Veterans’ Families to Call for Support of Immigrant Veterans

Assemblymembers Catalina Cruz & Jake Ashby will be joined by veterans and their families to commemorate Veterans Day and call on New York State Senate to pass pro-immigrant veteran legislation

WHAT:  Lawmakers, community advocates, veterans, and their families to hold a press event to commemorate Veterans' Day and in support of the Staff Sergeant Alex R. Jimenez New York State Military Immigrant Family Legacy Program. The program would become state law via legislation (A.4660-A/S.4710-A) that has already passed the NY State Assembly, but has not seen action in the State Senate.

WHEN:  Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 12 Noon

WHERE: Staff SGT Alex R. Jimenez Way, Corner of 104th Street and 37th Drive, Corona, New York 11368

WHY:Earlier this year, the New York State Assembly unanimously passed legislation which will provide the State’s Division of Veterans’ Services with a clear mandate to help immigrant veterans, active enlisted immigrant military personnel and their families with assistance in obtaining legal status and other services offered to our military servicemen and servicewomen. Since 2002, over 139,000 immigrant service members have legalized their status with many of them living in NYS.