New York families have been living in fear of Donald Trump’s rogue ICE agents for far too long. We all know it’s an election year and we know that Republicans will demonize immigrants, order to turn neighbor against neighbor, divide us up — just so they can win a few votes through making Americans fear each other.
Our people are under attack. Our immigrant communities are fighting to keep their families together and they need a governor who will fight with them — and on one issue after another, Andrew Cuomo hasn’t.
He has refused to make driver’s licenses available to undocumented immigrants, putting thousands of New Yorkers needlessly in the crosshairs of ICE. On my first day in office, I will issue an executive order restoring access to driver’s licenses for all New Yorkers, regardless of their immigration status.
I will also fight to pass the Liberty Act, a bill which would make New York a true sanctuary state. It effectively prohibits state and local agencies from passing New Yorkers along to ICE agents. This bill has already passed the Assembly but died in Cuomo’s Republican Senate. When I’m governor, we will pass the Liberty Act and I will sign it into law.
Governor Cuomo has shown no meaningful leadership to pass the New York DREAM Act, which would help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to higher education. It has passed the Assembly year after year, but died in Cuomo’s Republican Senate. Unlike Governor Cuomo, I will make passing the DREAM Act a priority.
Finally, Governor Cuomo continues to support the existence of ICE, and has refused to return more than $800,000 in campaign contributions from companies and landlords who rent space to ICE. I believe that ICE needs to be abolished. It is an out-of-control agency and it must be stopped.
Join Cynthia and NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca to support restoring access to driver’s licenses to all qualified New York drivers, regardless of their immigration status.
Since 2001, undocumented New Yorkers haven’t been able to get a driver’s license. They often have to drive without a license, putting them at risk of deportation. Fixing this was important before Donald Trump. But with him in office—and his immigration agents using minor traffic violations to justify picking up immigrants—it’s now a crisis.
Add your name to join the fight to keep New York’s immigrant families together.