DA: We will protect immigrants’ rights
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.