Posted on April 5, 2011

New York Borders Remain Open and Immigrants Are Welcome, Gov. Cuomo Says

Kenneth Lovett, Daily News (Albany), April 3, 2011

Gov. Cuomo on Saturday night told a Hispanic conference that New York’s borders remain open and welcoming to new immigrants.

“While other parts of the country are building walls and fences, we’re pointing to the Lady in the Harbor who holds the torch and says, ‘We are the beacon of liberty and the beacon of opportunity.'”

“And we say if you want to make New York your home, we want you.”

Cuomo, who some say is eying a 2016 presidential run, spoke of doubling the goal for minority- and women-owned businesses who receive state contracts and ensuring state agencies are multilingual.