Tag: Governor Andrew Cuomo

On the one year anniversary of New York State's participation in Secure Communities, immigrants rallied to protest the measure

Pressure Builds for Gov. Cuomo to take NY Out of Secure Communities

Lawmakers and immigrant advocates want New York to follow Illinois in opting out of the federal information-sharing program. Critics say S-Comm, designed to identify undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes, is being used mainly to target those convicted of minor offenses.

A march for marriage equality in New York - Photo: Towleroad

Gay Marriage – A Priority For Immigrants?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to pass a marriage equality bill this year, and polls show a majority of New Yorkers support one. But some gay immigrant activists question whether gay marriage is the right issue to focus on.

Photo: Leonard John Matthews/flickr

Counties in New York Activate Secure Communities

Despite efforts to have New York drop out of the federal fingerprint sharing program aimed at identifying undocumented immigrants with criminal records, two New York counties have joined the program.