Rockland Officials Seek to Reassure Undocumented Immigrants (audio)

Rockland officials held a press conference Friday to discuss its policies and reassure residents in the wake of the national discussion being held over the future of DACA. County Executive Ed Day emphasized Rockland has long-welcomed people from all over the world, noting 22 percent of Rockland’s population is foreign-born…

Audio clip: Ed Day

The county executive said he didn’t want anyone to feel they had reason to fear calling the police in the event they needed help. District Attorney Tom Zugibie said he doesn’t want undocumented immigrants to fear the system if they have witnessed a crime…

Audio clip: Tom Zugibie

President Trump said he would end DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era executive action that protects nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Critics say President Obama lacked authority to create the program in 2012, and they say DACA beneficiaries take jobs and other benefits that should go to legal U-S residents.

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