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Know Your Rights
Source: Fox 5
Subject: Civil Rights & Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

Suffolk County legislator proposes legal action to curb migrant arrival

Legislator Kevin McCaffrey plans to hire an outside counsel to explore what can be done to prevent migrants from coming into Suffolk County.

The legislature’s presiding officer insists finding housing for migrants is a federal problem and an unfair burden he’s not willing to take on.

But Angel Reyes with the nonprofit Make the Road New York advocates for immigrants and believes there shouldn’t be any pushback and those who seek asylum are following a legal process.

“The community is going to stand up against this hateful rhetoric,” Reyes said.