| People attend Common Council in support|
of Immigrant Access to Driver's Licenses
“Immigrants bring tremendous value to our city—economically and culturally,” says HCDC Chair Michael Chameides. “Immigration enforcement does not improve our city and would likely distract from other priorities.”
Immigration enforcement can be costly, as it requires officers, detention facilities, and transportation, which shifts valuable and scarce resources away from other critical services. In addition, when people are detained and deported, the community loses the valuable contributions they can make.