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Offline jh35

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Dreamer Assembly Member
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:10:37 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/14/new-york-jackson-heights-immigrants-public-charge-rule

In The Guardian:

US immigration
‘Confused and fearful’: New Yorkers grapple with Trump immigration policies

"Speaking at the event, Catalina Cruz, the state assembly member for Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst and the first Dreamer to run for office in New York, told the group: “My district will be one of the most affected, not just by this [public charge] rule, but by every single new piece of political strategy that comes out of the White House.”

A person does not have to be a citizen to be an Assembly Member?

Offline CaptainFlannel

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Re: Dreamer Assembly Member
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 02:19:05 PM »
Cruz is a citizen.

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Cruz, who became a U.S. citizen in 2009, is currently the first Dreamer to run for office in New York state.

https://www.thecut.com/2018/03/meet-catalina-cruz-queens-dreamer-running-for-office.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalina_Cruz

Offline dssjh

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Re: Dreamer Assembly Member
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »
  you'd think that someone with such strong opinions about the neighborhood would know something about it.

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Re: Dreamer Assembly Member
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »