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Gov. Cuomo approves bill to allow "standby guardians" for detained immigrant

Cuomo signs "standby guardians" bill into law
Posted at 6:13 AM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 06:13:11-04

Governor Andrew Cuomo has now signed a new law that lets immigrant parents designate a "standby guardian" for their children if they're detained.

He approved the bill Wednesday, just after a federal judge ordered that immigrant families who were separated must be reunited.

Cuomo announced Tuesday the state of New York will provide free legal services to anyone detained on immigration charges in the state's airports.

 

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