Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer to unveil immigration policy proposals

Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer was flanked by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera at the fiery Comptroller debate Monday night. Stringer, whose step-father and step-brothers are Puerto Rican and whose mother lives most of the year in Puerto Rico, will unveil a series of proposals on Wednesday outlining how the City Comptroller's office can help immigrant communities.
Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer at the fiery Comptroller debate Monday night. Stringer, whose step-father and step-brothers are Puerto Rican and whose mother lives most of the year in Puerto Rico, will unveil a series of proposals on Wednesday outlining how the City Comptroller’s office can help immigrant communities.

Many reviews following Monday night’s Comptroller debate remarked at how the typically calm, wonkish Scott Stringer appeared to be picking up steam, so to speak, launching increasingly aggressive attacks on a visibly surprised Eliot Spitzer, often characterized as the more combative “steamroller.”

But the Manhattan Borough President whose current office has produced reams of studies, recommendations and surveys is back to wonkish business: Stringer is set to announce on Wednesday a set of policy proposals tying the office of the City Comptroller to the interests, and the protection, of the city’s immigrant communities.

Immigrant issues have been drawn to the fore this year as city officials and politicians increasingly call for more resources to the millions of city residents that have long been overlooked.

Under Stringer’s plan, the City Comptroller would play a major role in making sure those resources are getting to the New Yorkers who need them most — as well as using fiscal data to prove that collaborating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in enabling deportations is a cost burden to the city.

Other than conducting specific audits and contract oversight with an eye to protecting immigrant communities, Stringer also intends to to establish an official committee within the office to outline paths to reform. This Immigrant Rights Advisory Council would include advocates from the New York Immigration Coalition and Make the Road New York and would meet regularly to advise the Comptroller.

The Comptroller would also hold town hall meetings where city agencies would be expected to give presentations on existing and new ways in which they can serve immigrant communities, and members of those communities can speak publicly about their own needs.

The proposals are outlined in a chapter of a policy book his campaign is set to launch later this month.

 

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