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.

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