BOSTON (AP) — The head of the largest immigrant advocacy group in New England is asking supporters to make a donation this holiday season to support efforts to make life easier for nearly a million foreign-born people living in Massachusetts.
Eva Millona of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition says funding will help advance state legislation that would allow all eligible Massachusetts residents to get a driver’s license regardless of their federal immigration status. Donations will also bolster a push to allow all high school graduates pay in-state tuition rates.
She says donations will also help protect essential services, including culturally appropriate counselling for victims of domestic violence.
Millona argues that the funds will also pay for more English classes for adults who now spend two years on a waiting list.