BP DIAZ TO ICE: GET OUT OF NEW YORK COURTS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to officials at the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), demanding that the agency remove its officers from New York State’s courts. If that removal is not forthcoming, Borough President Diaz is asking Hon. Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the New York State Court…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS ALBANIAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s official celebration of Albanian culture and heritage in recognition of the 105th Anniversary of Albania’s Independence. “The Albanian community has always had a strong connection to The Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “As we celebrate Albanian Independence Day,…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS RE-OPENING OF ZARO’S IN PARKCHESTER

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today joined the Zaro family and other community leaders to host the grand re-opening of the new Zaro’s Family Bakery retail location in Parkchester. The new space will mark Zaro’s official return to the neighborhood following the closure of their original Parkchester location on Hugh Grant Circle, which had…

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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…

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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…

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