DA: We will pro­tect im­mi­grants’ rights

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

Orange County won’t tol­er­ate acts of vi­o­lence that tar­get peo­ple be­cause of their na­tion­al­ity, im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus, race, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion or gen­der, Dis­trict At­tor­ney David M. Hoovler said Thurs­day.

Hoovler, join­ing with state Dis­trict At­tor­neys League of Im­mi­grant Af­fairs, said, “Our of­fices treat a vic­tim’s im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus with com­plete con­fi­den­tial­ity. Our goal is to as­sist all New York­ers and sup­port them when they seek jus­tice. We want to en­sure that, in our com­mu­ni­ties, jus­tice is equally avail­able for all.” Hoovler urged mem­bers of the public to call 911 if they feel they are in dan­ger or need im­me­di­ate as­sis­tance, and re­minded “ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing im­mi­grants, that the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice is there to pro­tect their rights.”

The Dis­trict At­tor­neys League of Im­mi­grant Af­fairs in­cludes of­fices in Orange and Nas­sau coun­ties and the bor­oughs of Queens, Man­hat­tan, Brook­lyn and the Bronx.

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