Issues: Immigration

Tiempo On September 14, 2014: Part 1

As reported by WABC-TV:

State Senators Jose Peralta and Jose Serrano on NY DREAM Act and Immigration Reform. 

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September 15, 2014
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Obama to Delay Immigration Action, Officials Say

As reported by WABC-TV:

“We’ve seen Washington fail so this is why New York State has to step up to the plate and this is why we’re going to continue to make sure that the New York State DREAM Act becomes a reality.” --State Senator Jose Peralta

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September 15, 2014
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Senator Serrano Appears on Channel ABC 7's 'Tiempo" Discussing Immigration

(New York, NY)-  Senator Serrano appeared on ABC Channel 7's "Tiempo" program, a weekly program hosted by Joe Torres that features a round-table discussion about topics affecting and relating to the Latino community. Senator Serrano, along with Senator José Peralta, discussed the current state of immigration reform and how it affects the many immigrant families living throughout New York State and ways we can address immigration issues on a National and local level.
 
Senator Serrano has been a staunch supporter of the rights of immigrants both in the 29th Senate District and throughout New York State.

September 14, 2014
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August 18, 2014
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Press Release: New Fraud Protections for Immigrants in NYS Announced by Dems Conference Leader Stewart-Cousins

Yonkers, NY - Democratic Conference Leader, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, announced today that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law that provides enhanced fraud protections for those seeking immigrant services. The measure also establishes the New York State Office for New Americans (NYSONA) as a permanent executive office of State government. The Office for New Americans is the first state-level immigrant office created by statute in the country. The legislation passed both houses of the Legislature with bipartisan support.

August 8, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE FRAUD

State of New York | Executive Chamber

Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor

For Immediate Release: August 6, 2014

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE FRAUD

New law strengthens penalties for those who take advantage of immigrants and codifies the Office for New Americans, launched last year

August 6, 2014
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Roosevelt Avenue Is 'Epicenter' of NYC Sex Trafficking, Officials Say

As reported by DNA Info:

QUEENS — Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights is “a mecca of human trafficking” where women from countries including Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela are being sexually exploited, elected officials said Thursday.

And Queens is the center of the city's trafficking problem, with nearly 60 percent of the city's victims who come forward looking for help.

Roosevelt Avenue has a number of brothels, state Sen. Jose Peralta, who represents Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, said at a press conference where he discussed an initiative to provide foreign-born victims of sex trafficking with free legal representation on immigration issues.

“Roosevelt Avenue is a mecca of human trafficking in Queens and throughout the five boroughs,” Peralta said.

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July 22, 2014
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Ayuda Para Víctimas de Tráfico Humano

Según ha informado Univision 41:

La organización Sanctuary for Families busca ayudar a víctimas de tráfico humano en Nueva York. Hablamos con una de las víctimas.

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July 22, 2014
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Opinions on Immigration Issues

As reported by NY1:

Kathy Hochul is not backing down from her position that immigrants who are here illegally should be prevented from obtaining driver's licenses. She opposed the plan in 2007, citing national security concerns, and reiterated the point in an interview on Inside City Hall Thursday.

"I'm not sure what's changed in that dynamic," Hochul said.

That's a tall order for some Latino officials, who were told Hochul's views would evolve much like they have on gun control. Once a strong Second Amendment supporter, Hochul now says she favors tougher gun laws.

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July 22, 2014
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JOIN THE FIGHT against the Illegal Immigrant Citizenship Act

Allowing illegal aliens to vote, hold public office and serve on juries in the United States are not just bad ideas -- they are outrageous ideas. And giving illegal immigrants drivers’ licenses, professional licenses, and an endless array of taxpayer-funded giveaways would not only be wrong -- it would be a complete slap in the face to law-abiding, taxpaying New Yorkers.

Please take a moment to join the fight against the “Illegal Immigrant Citizenship Act” by signing the new on-line petition below.

July 21, 2014
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Senator Stavisky and Assemblywoman Rozic Celebrate New Americans

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) congratulated 18 newly naturalized U.S. citizens who recently passed the naturalization test with the help of citizenship classes at the Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Innovative Senior Center.

July 21, 2014
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Bill to offer state citizenship for undocumented immigrants

NY Daily News - By Erin Durkin 

Undocumented immigrants in New York could become “state citizens” with a slew of benefits from driver’s licenses under a new bill to be introduced Monday.

July 18, 2014
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The Children's Migration Movement of 2014

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

The Children's Migration Movement of 2014

You should know that last year, 38,833 unaccompanied minors were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol. This year, as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are expected to be caught at the United States border. Whoever is organizing this movement of undocumented migrant children is very effective.

July 9, 2014
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Statement from Senator George Maziarz on housing illegal immigrant children at old Walmart store in Brockport

Congressman Collins is right.  The vast majority of these illegal immigrant children originate from Central America, so it makes sense that they should be held much closer to our southern border.  An old Walmart store in Brockport, New York, two thousand miles away from the Mexican border, makes no sense whatsoever.

June 27, 2014
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Bold New Campaign Demands Full Equality for Non-Citizens

***National Coalition Unveils “New York is Home” Legislation to Help Nearly 3 Million Noncitizen New Yorkers Become State Citizens, and Vows to Win State Citizenship for Immigrants in Other States***

June 26, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Slams New Rivera Illegal Immigration Bill

June 19, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Zeldin Slams New Rivera Illegal Immigration Bill

Bill Would Grant Citizenship to Illegal Immigrants

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), just released the following statement in response to the introduction of a bill by Senator Gustavo Rivera (S. 7879) that would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants and provide them with rights as such including access to Medicaid and tuition assistance:

June 18, 2014
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Grisanti Blasts "State Citizenship" For Illegal Immigrants In New York

State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, Erie County) today strongly objected to a proposal that would allow undocumented immigrants to become New York state citizens. The bill, sponsored by Senator Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx, would apply to approximately 2.7 million residents of New York. 
 
"This proposal is absurd on its face," declared Grisanti.

June 16, 2014
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Grisanti Blasts "State Citizenship" For Illegal Immigrants In New York

State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, Erie County) today strongly objected to a proposal that would allow undocumented immigrants to become New York state citizens. The bill, sponsored by Senator Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx, would apply to approximately 2.7 million residents of New York. 
 
"This proposal is absurd on its face," declared Grisanti.

June 16, 2014
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