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Cuomo Offers Legal Aid to Detainees, Hotline for Families

Via SI Live (HT Empire Report):

Governor Andrew Cuomo said his office will provide legal counsel for immigrants detained in New York airports and announced a hotline for families unsure if loved ones are detained.

Officials believe six people were detained as of Sunday afternoon, after an executive order Saturday from President Donald Trump barred all refugees from entering the United States for four months.

Additionally, the order halted refugees from Syria, in an effort to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists,” according to an AP report.

In a live press conference Sunday, Cuomo said attorneys from his office and the Port Authority are available for counsel, to ensure the legal rights of detainees are protected.

He said the ban on immigrants goes against “the essence of who we are,” as New Yorkers.

Read more at SI Live

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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