Council Members and Advocates Express Concern Over Harold Ford’s Voting Record on Immigration

Melissa joined the Hispanic Federation, Emerald Isle Immigration Center and Council Members Danny Dromm and Julissa Ferreras at a press conference today to express deep concern over the immigration voting record of possible Senate candidate Harold Ford, Jr.

Melissa speaking at today's press conference.

At the press conference, the speakers sent a clear message that these kinds of views on immigration are in stark contrast with New York City’s place as a home to millions of immigrants from around the world.

During his time in the House of Representatives, former Congressman Ford voted in favor of restrictionist immigration policies, including the infamous Sensenbrenner Bill.  He also voted in favor of ending the diversity visa program and deputizing local police to enforce immigration law.

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