Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the New York City Council Committees on Housing and Buildings & General Welfare RE: Intros. 1524 and 1529

Good afternoon, I testify today in favor of Intro 1524, introduced by Council Member Rafael Salamanca and Intro 1529, introduced by Council Member James Vacca. Both of these bills were introduced at my request. It is a known fact that New York City is in the midst of a homelessness crisis, and that innovative and…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: President Trump’s Move to End Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Refugees

“President Trump’s order to end temporary protected status for Haitians is a needlessly appalling concession to his anti-immigrant base at the expense of families who need our humanitarian assistance. The federal government should not be uprooting lives or breaking families apart, nor should we be forcing those who came to this nation looking for help…