THREATENING TO REPORT CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE NOW A CRIME IN NY | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

THREATENING TO REPORT CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE NOW A CRIME IN NY

New York State has made it a crime to threaten to report certain undocumented immigrants to the authorities. The state's first woman Governor, Kathy Hochul, signed the bill (S.343-A/A.3412-A) into law. It gives protections to undocumented people in cases of labor trafficking and sex trafficking. Threatening to tell authorities about their immigration status can now be considered potential extortion or coercion offenses. Prosecutors do have the discretion to use the legal protection in cases that don't involve sex or labor trafficking also.

Gov. Hochul spoke about the importance of the new legislation to protect immigrants in New York,

"New York is built on the hard work and determination of generations of immigrants, and we need to support people who are trying to build better lives for themselves and their families. This legislation will protect New Yorkers from bad actors who use extortion or coercion due to their immigration status, and make our state safer against vile threats and intimidation."

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