80 immigration groups sign on to Controller Scott Stringer’s proposal for fund to cover citizenship fee

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Eighty immigrants rights groups have signed on to city Controller Scott Stringer’s proposal for a public-private fund to cover the hefty fee of applying to become a U.S. citizenship.

Representatives from the groups added their names to a letter Stringer sent to Mayor de Blasio’s commissioner for immigrant affairs, Nisha Agarwal, on Monday — citing the need for resources for immigrants in the face of President Trump’s hostile policies.

“With immigrant communities across the city at risk of being torn apart by federal immigration policies, we believe that helping more of our neighbors and friends become citizens can keep families and communities together, grow our economy, and make our city stronger,” the letter reads.

Organizations signing on to the letter include the New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York, the Hispanic Federation and the Arab-American Association of New York.

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