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Ortiz Statement on Passing of Former Congressman Robert Garcia

"I am saddened to learn of the passing of former Congressman Robert Garcia. He was one of the first New Yorkers of Puerto Rican heritage to be elected to the State Assembly, State Senate and United States Congress. During his career, he pioneered...

January 27, 2017
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Declaración del Portavoz Adjunto Félix W. Ortiz sobre la política de inmigración del Presidente Trump: “No construya muros, construya puentes”

“Estoy muy decepcionado de que el Presidente Trump esté buscando recortar los fondos federales para las ciudades que tratan de proveer hogares para los inmigrantes indocumentados. Limitar la inmigración de países musulmanes es otra bofetada para las...

January 25, 2017
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Statement of Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz on President Trump’s Immigration Policy: “Don’t Build Walls, Build Bridges"

"I am very disappointed that President Trump is seeking to cut off federal funds for cities seeking to provide homes for undocumented immigrants. Limiting immigration from Muslim nations is another slap at lawful people seeking better homes, often...

January 25, 2017
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February 14, 2017
"This legislation will give the opportunity for those under the age of 18 that commit some kind of minor crime or some crimes, that they will not be put in the adult jail facilities. And we should not be criminalizing our children, we should be helping our children, we should be developing prevention programs and treatment programs for them to ensure that they don't end up and be part of the statistic of the jail system," said Assembly Member Félix W. Ortiz speaking about legislation that raises the age of adult criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old so that youth who are charged with a crime may be treated in a more age appropriate manner. A4876