Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Gov. Cuomo’s Decision on the ‘Secure Communities’ Program
“I applaud Governor Cuomo for suspending New York State’s participation in the ‘Secure Communities’ program, pending a review of the program’s goals and methods. While supporters of the program claim that it will improve public safety, such assertions could not be farther from the truth. Simply put, the ‘Secure Communities’ program would push undocumented immigrants further into the darkness, making them less likely to cooperate with police officers and other government officials.
“Secure Communities’ would actually make our neighborhoods less safe, and I thank Governor Cuomo for suspending our great state’s involvement in this destructive program,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.