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Governor Bars State Agents from Seeking or Disclosing Immigration Status 

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order today that prohibits state agencies from inquiring about a person’s immigration status, with few exceptions. Importantly, it would protect immigrants who seek law enforcement assistance.

The following statement can be attributed to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman:

“With the Governor’s order, New York takes an enormous step to resist the cruel, unjust and anti-immigrant Trump Agenda. No one should have to worry that a call to the police for help or an interaction with a state agency could land them in the clutches of immigration agents. With detentions and deportations ballooning, and just days after the President announced an end to DACA, this order offers a significant measure of relief to the immigrant community. We hope today’s action inspires further sanctuary measures across the state as well as a reexamination of law enforcement practices that place immigrant New Yorkers in jeopardy.”



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