State bans ques­tions on im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus

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New York state agen­cies and of­fi­cials will be barred from ask­ing about a per­son’s im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus, un­der an ex­ec­u­tive or­der is­sued Friday by Gov. An­drew M. Cuomo (D).

The rule also pro­hibits of­fi­cials from dis­clos­ing a per­son’s im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus to fed­eral au­thor­i­ties, ex­cept in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions such as a law en­force­ment in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The or­der means of­fi­cers with state law en­force­ment agen­cies will not be al­lowed to ques­tion a crime vic­tim or a wit­ness about their cit­i­zen­ship or res­i­dency, and the state’s pub­lic uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges would be barred from shar­ing res­i­dency in­for­ma­tion about stu­dents with fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials.

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