Tag: Governor Andrew Cuomo

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NYC Underestimates Value of Family Child Care For Immigrant Communities

The city’s reforms make it harder for family child-care providers to survive.

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Lost In Translation: Reforms in NYC’s Child-Care System Fail To Address Language and Cultural Differences

EarlyLearn’s attempts to enforce blanket guidelines is shrinking the number of home-based childcare providers from Immigrant communities

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De Leon: Reasonable State Responses to Immigration

Columnist Erwin De Leon writes that unlike Alabama, some states are bucking the trend and providing humane solutions to our nation’s broken immigration system.

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Podcast: The Story Behind NY’s Suspension of Secure Communities

What led Governor Andrew Cuomo to pull NY out of the controversial immigration enforcement program? What does New York’s decision mean for the Obama administration’s immigration policies?

The purported mission of Secure Communities is to deport dangerous criminals living in the U.S. illegally. (Photo: foreverdigital/flickr)

Immigrant Advocates Hail Cuomo for Suspending Secure Communities in New York State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the federal program intended to deport serious criminals is not meeting its goal, and is undermining law enforcement in the state.

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.

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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.

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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.