Mark-Viverito promises NYC will strengthen undocumented residents
New York will stay a refuge city and do all it can to strengthen undocumented residents from President-elect Donald Trump, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito pronounced Wednesday.
“New York is and always will be a refuge city,” she said, dogmatic immigrant-friendly policies would stay in place notwithstanding Trump’s vouch to repel all sovereign appropriation from cities that pursue such rules.
“To a undocumented community, we are with you, we will mount by you, and we will strengthen you. You are New Yorkers, and we will not desert you,” Mark-Viverito pronounced during City Hall. “You go here. We will not concede Donald Trump’s White House to tell us differently.”
New York has barred a internal open reserve and health authorities from interrogation about immigration status, booted sovereign immigration authorities from a jails, and refuses to respect many sovereign requests to catch and palm over immigrants who have been arrested.
Mayor de Blasio has also pronounced a city won’t concur with deportation efforts, and mayors of several other cities around a nation have also affianced to challenge Trump’s debate guarantee to “end a refuge cities.”
Mark-Viverito pronounced a Council is examining either additional laws are indispensable to respond to escalated deportation efforts underneath Trump, though does not have specific skeleton yet. “We will strive each apparatus accessible in invulnerability of this city,” she said.
One area of evident regard is a city’s metropolitan ID program, that 900,000 New Yorkers, many of them in a nation illegally, have gotten.
The legislation that combined a IDs allows officials to confirm during a finish of this year either to undo a personal information they’ve collected to emanate a cards, and a city is now mulling what to do.
“Obviously we are committed to ensuring that that information is confidential, and yes, we are exploring a ideas of cleansing that information,” Mark-Viverito said.
The orator consecrated a investigate during a debate that likely New York City and state would remove $793 million in taxation income if Trump’s deportation proposals are entirely realized.
Mark-Viverito, who campaigned energetically opposite Trump and for Hillary Clinton, pronounced she still believes Clinton was a best claimant notwithstanding her electoral college defeat, though was “profoundly disappointed” by a outcome.
“This is not normal, and we can't fake that it is,” she said.
“Many, many people are frightened and worried, justifiably so, about what a destiny binds for them,” she said, job on Trump to proactively malign a acts of extremist and anti-Semitic nuisance that have happened given a election.
“If he can spend time tweeting insults during a New York Times and a press, he can take time to pronounce to people committing terrible acts in his name,” she said. “I have not listened any critical rejecting of a aroused acts that we are saying being finished in his name.”
Pressed about a unreasonable of incidents in a 60 Minutes interview, Trump pronounced anyone doing such things should “stop it,” though also insisted reports of widespread nuisance were overblown.
Mark-Viverito pronounced she was blissful Mayor de Blasio sat down with Trump during Trump Tower progressing Wednesday, though had no skeleton to join him. “No,” she pronounced flatly when asked if she dictated to accommodate with a President-elect.
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