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Growing Concern in NY City Council Over Federal Immigration Agents at Rikers Island Jail

At a packed hearing, council members try to better understand the relationship between the Department of Corrections and Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding immigrants sent to the Rikers Island jail.

Andrew Cuomo surrounded by Hispanic leaders - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Cuomo’s Campaign Promises to Latinos

The Democratic candidate for New York governor said if elected he’ll review the controversial Secure Communities agreement with the federal government.

The Secure Communities program sends fingerprints to a DHS database to check for immigration status. (Photo: Jeff Eaton/flickr)

More Confusion Over Secure Communities: Did NY Make a Special Deal with Washington?

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.

Andrew Cuomo surrounded by Hispanic leaders - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo
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Cuomo and Hispanic Leaders: BFFs?

After a long silence from Andrew Cuomo regarding immigration in general and Latinos in particular, the candidate for governor finally addressed Hispanic leaders in New York this weekend.

Carl Paladino, Republican nominee for governor in New York - Photo: Azi Paybarah
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Carl Paladino on Undocumented Immigrants “You gotta go back to where you came from.”

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.”

The 39th district in Queens, NY - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Against All Odds, Monserrate Still In The Fight

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.