Ever since Illinois Governor Pat Quinn terminated the agreement between his state and the federal Secure Communities program, pressure has been building for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to follow suit.
If Governor David Paterson was applying for a job and the Latino community was hiring, his resume would be considered adequate, but not impressive, with one particularly weak point: Secure Communities.
After a long silence from Andrew Cuomo regarding immigration in general and Latinos in particular, the Democratic candidate for governor is finally voicing his thoughts.
Hiram Monserrate, the infamous former member of the New York State Senate who was recently convicted of domestic assault and kicked out office, lost his bid for election in the State Assembly to newcomer Francisco Moya.
Hiram Monserrate, who was forced to resign from the NY State Senate after being convicted of attacking his girlfriend, is trying to stage a political comeback. And experts aren't counting him out. A dispatch from the campaign trail in Queens' 39th District.