(WSJ) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced plans to create a new hate-crimes unit in the state police and legal assistance for immigrants targeted for deportation or discrimination.
Standing in front of scores of parishioners at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s stance against illegal immigration, though he didn’t mention him by name.
“If there is a move to deport immigrants, then I say start with me. I am a son of immigrants,” said Mr. Cuomo, whose family is Italian. “If we deport immigrants then I ask, ‘Who is safe and who will be left?’ Because we are all immigrants. If we deport immigrants then the only ones left will be the Iroquois, the Sioux and the Cherokee and the Apache.”
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