The SCAR Act is the only state legislation aimed at helping families separated by the 'zero tolerance' policy, but the state legislature is struggling to codify it
For four years, advocates had to fight to get the Liberty Defense Project added to the state budget.
“If one of my staff members wanted to call ICE [on undocumented immigrants] I’m not gonna tell them they can’t," one clerk said.
The state forwards notifications about certain immigrants to federal authorities.
Three construction workers died in April alone, while contractors with a history of worksite deaths continue to get new permits.
The Brooklyn City Council Member has long been an advocate for immigrants rights.
The plan would go beyond New York City’s proposed health care program announced by de Blasio
Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law
Expansion of ActionHealthNYC could benefit some 350,000 immigrants.
Lack of funding could imperil getting an accurate count in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods.