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Rep. Tenney rallies for ‘Laken Riley Act’ to mandate ICE notification of non-citizen arrests

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Representative Claudia Tenney advocated for the ‘Laken Riley Act’ in Rochester on Saturday, a bill requiring local law enforcement to inform ICE upon the arrest or conviction of non-citizens. The Act, named after a Georgia student tragically killed by an illegally present Venezuelan man, has passed the House with significant support, including votes from 37 Democrats. Tenney, representing New York’s 24th District, urges Senators Gillibrand and Schumer to back the bill as it moves to the Senate, emphasizing the importance of public safety.


The ‘Laken Riley Act’ has sparked a broader discussion on border security and immigration reform among lawmakers. Despite not voting for the bill, Democrat Joe Morelle acknowledges the need for a balanced approach to border security and a pathway to citizenship. The Act represents a step towards addressing concerns over illegal immigration and its implications for local communities.

Community leaders and organizations like the Ibero-American Action League have responded to the Act, stressing the importance of justice for Laken Riley while clarifying the status of asylum seekers in Rochester. As the bill advances, it continues to draw national attention to border security issues and the safety of American communities.



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