July 18, 2018
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Lawsuit to Protect New York from Public Safety Cuts as Trump Administration Seeks to Punish States that Assist Immigrants

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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Lawsuit to Protect New York from Public Safety Cuts as Trump Administration Seeks to Punish States that Assist Immigrants
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"It is unconscionable that the Trump administration would put New Yorkers' public safety at risk to impose its abhorrent and un-American immigration policies on our state. Because we believe in welcoming immigrants and celebrating our diversity, the federal government is illegally trying to withhold critical Byrne JAG funding that plays a critical role in combatting gun violence, fighting the opioid epidemic and supporting criminal justice services.

"With the lawsuit filed today, New York and other states are sending a message loud and clear that we will not stand for intolerance or hate and we will not be bullied with disgraceful political tactics, let alone ones that are blatantly unconstitutional. New Yorkers should know that we will continue fighting against this shameful administration and its unjust policies at every turn and will not rest until every New Yorker, regardless of where they come from or how they got here, is treated with respect and dignity."

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