Tag: Governor David Paterson

Governor Paterson in Harlem

Latinos Give Paterson a Report Card: Good, But Not Good Enough

In the twilight of David Paterson’s term as New York governor, Hispanic leaders reflect on his legacy with immigrants and Latinos.

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.

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NY Plan to Consider Pardons for Immigrants Facing Deportation May Shift Immigration Debate

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.