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Cuomo criticizes deportation plans

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:30 am

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is set to deport one million undocumented immigrants who have been denied asylum or are considered dangerous.

President Trump said he doesn’t call the procedures to remove them “raids.”

“I say they came in illegally, and we’re bringing them out legally,” he said last Friday. “These are people where we have the papers, we’ve gone through the court system. They’ll be starting fairly soon.

“But I don’t call them raids. We’re removing people that have come in — all of these people over the years that have come in illegally — we are removing them and bringing them back to their country.”

Gov. Cuomo is among those criticizing the deportation plans.

“Once again, the Trump Administration is reportedly gearing up to send ICE agents into our cities with plans to deport 1 million people,” he said in a statement. “This is the latest example of this administration’s politicization of immigration in this country and constant assault on the civil rights and dignity of individuals and families.

“New York will continue to stand with all immigrants to ensure they have the full protections afforded under the law.”

The governor added that those seeking legal assistance can call the Liberty Defense Project hotline at 1 (800) 566-7636.

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