The Republican nominee for governor in New York says “we’re not going to allow undocumented aliens or illegal immigrants to take part in our social welfare and our Medicaid systems in the state of New York.”
Francisco Moya routed Hiram Monserrate in the Democratic primary for a Queens seat in the New York State Assembly, and in the Bronx Gustavo Rivera ousted Pedro Espada the State Senate Majority Leader.
Many Polish voters didn’t know or didn’t care about today’s New York Primary. One woman who wanted to vote couldn’t because she is an undocumented immigrant.
New York’s “Little Pakistan” was mostly ignored by the candidates and is largely unaware there’s an election happening today. What does it mean when an immigrant community does not participate in mainstream politics?
N.Y. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky is hoping Russian immigrant voters will give him the margin he needs to win the five-way Democratic primary for attorney general.
It may be one of the most closely watched races in Tuesday’s New York Primary, but voters in the northwest Bronx seem largely uninterested in the contest between the powerful state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his challenger Gustavo Rivera.
In a classic story of New York City grassroots immigrant politics, Korean-American candidates are running for local office in Tuesday’s primary, as the Korean community looks to build its political influence.
Hiram Monserrate, who was forced to resign from the NY State Senate after being convicted of attacking his girlfriend, is trying to stage a political comeback. Experts are not counting him out in his Primary race against Francisco Moya who has won numerous endorsements.