En EspaƱol Know Your Rights
Source: NY1
Subject: Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

Cuomo Signs New Legislation Ordering State Document Translations

State documents will soon be easier to understand for more New Yorkers.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation [spearheaded by Make the Road NY and our coalition partners] Wednesday that orders state agencies to translate documents and provide interpreters in six new languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French and French Creole.

The legislature has pushed several times for the translations, but previous governors rejected them because it was too expensive.

Cuomo says the money can be found in the state’s budget, even with a projected $2 billion deficit.

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