Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday released a statement in support of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was detained by U.S. Border Patrol Agents after living and working in the country illegally for years.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer a municipal identification card to residents regardless of their immigration status.
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.
The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses.
A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state.
An attorney was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday, for orchestrating a massive scheme allowing tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to gain citizenship through fraud.
The feds are keeping a tight lid on the details of the inmate release, saying only that there are “hundreds” nationwide, and that they are “non-criminals and other low risk offenders.”
President Barack Obama’s chief of staff said Sunday that the White House is working with a bipartisan group of Senators on immigration with no proposal yet.
New York City leaders are drafting legislation to limit the city’s participation in the federal Secure Communities program.
There will be no more arrests and no more fear of deportation for as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since had no criminal records.
One Connecticut mayor is asking the legislature to allow illegal immigrants to vote in local elections.
Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the 54 arrests in the NYC area came as part of a four-day sweep conducted in recent days.
Former Brewster mayor John Degnan said the grand larceny charges filed against Robert Serino, if true, shake “everything I believe about human nature and doing the right thing.”
The 19-year-old, Ousmane Coulibaly, grew up poor and estranged from his parents. He’s now staying in a New York homeless shelter while he tries to graduate and obtain special immigration status.