Cuomo, Schneiderman offer legal assistance to detainees affected by Trump's order
Governor Cuomo is offering his top attorneys to help defend detainees and their families affected by President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants, in the midst of second day of protests across the nation, including at New York’s JFK airport.
Governor Cuomo offered the aide of the lawyers in his office to provide any assistance needed to detainees and their families caught up in President Trump’s order that has left many immigrants and refugees stranded. In response to confusion over how the order is carried out, or prevented by federal judicial orders, the governor has set up a hotline for families who are trying to locate a relative who might be stranded.
“They have rights to due process, they have equal protection rights,” said Cuomo” And those rights have to be protected.”
Cuomo did not mention President Trump by name.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is also offering assistance to detainee’s attorneys, and, along with attorneys general from 14 other states, condemns the executive order as “unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful”.