In recent years, municipalities in New York have considered or enacted local ordinances intended to drive away undocumented immigrants and their families. Under the pretext of public order, municipalities have tried to engender anti-immigrant sentiment and scapegoat immigrants for economic and social problems.

The NYCLU fights local laws intended to make immigrant New Yorkers’ lives miserable and deprive them of work.

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