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NY Senator Changes Tune on Immigration

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Posted: Jan 25, 2009

NEW YORK - An editorial published in the Saturday, Jan. 24 edition of New York's El Diario/La Prensa called the new state senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, a "disappointing choice" and a slap in the face to immigrant New Yorkers. However, the front page of the same newspaper announced on Sunday that the senator had "softened her tone" on immigration.

Gillibrand, who was chosen by Governor David Paterson Friday to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate, was received with skepticism by leaders of the state's immigrant community for her support of local police officers taking on efforts to enforce immigration law.

On Saturday, however, she told New York's television channel NY1 that the United States needs to "ensure that anyone who wants to work in this country has a way to stay here legally." She said she would work to achieve this, and went on to describe the separation of families due to immigration policies as a tragedy. Gillibrand said she plans to meet with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez to learn more about immigration reform.


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