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New York Bill Blocks Local Governments From Aiding Immigration Authorities

State lawmakers' bill will block state and local governments from supplying resources to federal immigration enforcement officials.

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New York state lawmakers announced a bill this week that will block state and local governments from supplying resources or personnel to federal immigration enforcement officials. The bill will also ban the disclosure of information deemed sensitive to federal immigration officials. It will build upon past measures to bar coordination between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and state and local authorities. “We cannot allow for our state and local governments to be complicit in the systemic abuse that ICE inflicts on our communities, including preventing people from accessing essential services,” said state Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Brooklyn). Spectrum News 

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