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Old 01-23-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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The following is a statement by Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, the longest-serving Hispanic lawmaker in the New York State Legislature, on Governor Paterson's appointment of Representative Kirsten Gillibrand as New York's Junior Senator

ALBANY, NY (01/23/2009; 1639)(readMedia)-- I am troubled by Governor Paterson's choice to replace Hillary Clinton as New York's Junior Senator. I find no compelling reason for the Governor to select a conservative Democrat to carry on the progressive work of now Secretary of State Clinton.

In fact, Rep. Gillibrand's stand on a range of issues is counter to the desires of the majority of New Yorkers, including her hard-line stand on immigration, which borders on xenophobia. The Governor had a long list of extremely qualified and talented New Yorkers to consider that would not have created the opposition he will face. None of the other candidates have an "anti-immigration" record.


Paterson's Anti-Immigrant Senate Pick Criticized by Peter M. Rivera (http://readme.readmedia.com/news/show/Patersons-Anti-Immigrant-Senate-Pick-Criticized-by-Peter-M-Rivera/353699 - broken link)

Whether the laraza crowd likes it or not, one day at a time, one state at a time, as the economy tanks American politicians will enforce the rule of law.
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