By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet
Albany- Rockaway Assembly members Stacey Pheffer-Amato and Michaell Titus vote for Sanctuary State Bill on Tuesday, February 7th.
The bill is a response to President Donald Trump’s early weeks in office as he signed an executive order banning 7 Muslim nations. The bills were part of a series of legislation, which passed the chamber over GOP objections.
The bill in detail is described, “would prohibit state and local law enforcement from making arrests based on suspected immigration status and would prohibit state and local police officers from enforcing federal immigration laws”, per Politico News.
“For decades, New York’s harbor welcomed millions of immigrants that helped shape our nation into the strong, diverse country it is today,” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
“The Assembly Majority believes that the continued success of our state depends on ensuring that immigrants have access to the resources they need to make meaningful contributions to their communities without the fear of inappropriate deportation and other serious consequences.”Concluded Speaker Heastie.
The bill is set for opposition by the New York State majority Republican and Independent Democrats (IDC) in the coming weeks.