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Christine Quinn (born July 25, 1966) is a Democratic politician and the current Speaker of the New York City Council. The third person to hold this office, Quinn is the first female...

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NYC Council Press Conference on Legislation Curtailing ICE 10/2/11: Speaker Christine Quinn

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Citywide Leaders and Advocates Celebrate Support of Immigrant Rights Bill Rep. Gutierrez, National Leader for Immigration Reform, Joins In Support of City Council Legislation New York, NY - Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, together with Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congressman Charles Rangel, Council Members Melissa Mark-Viverito, Daniel Dromm, Council Members, Make the Road New York and a number of immigration rights advocates, today gathered to celebrate recent developments of a landmark bill that will change the way the Department of Correction works with the federal immigration authorities and reduce unnecessary immigrant deportations in New York City. The elected officials gathered on the eve of a Council hearing set for Monday, October 3rd, to discuss Intro 656, which would limit the city's cooperation with federal immigration authorities by creating a category of persons for whom the Department of Correction will not detain for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It has the support of 38 Council Members and the administration. "We need to stop needlessly and excessively deporting people who have had no prior criminal records, said Speaker Quinn. "Since our bill was introduced we've had productive discussions with the Bloomberg administration. We are pleased that they've agreed to support our legislation that will reduce unjust deportations. This is an important victory for all New Yorkers particularly our <b>...</b>
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