In the twilight of David Paterson’s term as New York governor, Hispanic leaders reflect on his legacy with immigrants and Latinos.
It’s not clear if New York has the power to opt out of the federal program designed to find and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes. Immigrant advocates say Secure Communities is being used against people who only committed minor offenses.
FI2W interviews Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute about the impact of NY Gov. David Paterson’s plan to accelerate the granting of pardons for legal immigrants with old or minor criminal convictions.