Andrew Cuomo, the sitting Governor of New York recently declared himself as an “undocumented person,” reports Fox News.
An Overview of Cuomo’s Confession
The New York Governor’s confession to being an illegal immigrant occurred during his signing of the Janus bill, a piece of legislation designed to protect union memberships in New York.
However, many people did not expect Cuomo’s following remarks. Not only did he profess himself as “undocumented,” but the New York Governor also challenged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to “start” by arresting him.
However, Cuomo didn’t stop there. He furthermore continued his speech with the following statements:
“I’m an Italian-American. I came from poor Italian-Americans who came here. You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops. You know what wop stood for? Without papers.”
The New York Governor has frequently vocalized his support for illegal immigrants. Cuomo has moreover blasted “extreme” conservatives as “anti-immigrant.” Many conservatives have controverted assertions that they dislike immigrants, citing the contrast between legal immigrants and illegal immigrants.
Reactions to Cuomo’s Confession
Although the New York Governor viewed himself as championing for illegal immigrants, not everyone viewed his statements in a favorable light. As a matter of fact, a member of the pro-immigration group ‘Make the Road Action‘ slammed Cuomo’s remarks as “offensive.”
“For those of us who came to this country with our parents to find a better life, and have struggled daily to get by and faced the threat of being torn from our family, it’s unbelievable that the governor would try to claim to have shared our experience.”
However, some Americans are questioning whether or not the New York Governor’s remarks truly are “fabricated.” Certain people have stated that Cuomo should face deportation if he is, in fact, an illegal immigrant.
Readers of Fox News weighed in with their opinions regarding the New York Governor’s recent confession: