State bans questions on immigration status
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.