On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the New York City Council, Committee on Immigration, chaired by Hon. Daniel Dromm, held a hearing on three resolutions: Resolution No. 1515 calling upon the United States Congress to pass and the President to sign the Immigration Fraud Prevention Act of 2011; Resolution No. 2059 calling on the New York State Legislature to increase criminal penalties against unscrupulous immigration service providers who have violated state law; and Resolution No. 2057 calling upon the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Philippines and eligible Filipino nationals.

AABANY Immigration and Nationality Committee Co-Chair Tsui Yee testified on behalf of AABANY in support of all three resolution. You can read her testimony at http://bit.ly/aabanytstmny_tps_upl

Rio Guerrero, co-chair of the same committee, attended the hearing and testified in support of the TPS resolution on behalf of the New York Chapter of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association).

AABANY commends Tsui and Rio for testifying before the City Council on these important issues that affect our communities.