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New York City Commission on Human Rights Creates New Rules Protecting Immigrants from Discrimination

Using the terms “illegal alien" or "illegals" with "intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person" in New York City is against the law and can result in fines as high as $250,000, according to new guidance from the city's Commission on Human Rights.

“NYC has benefitted from a history rich with contributions from immigrant communities,” Cathy Albisa, NESRI's executive director and a commissioner for the New York City Commission on Human Rights, said in a statement. “We honor that history by making clear that abuse of any person based on their actual or perceived immigration status will not be tolerated here.”

Read more on this story from NBC news, at this link.

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