Gov. Cuomo: New York a ‘refuge’ for minorities, immigrants

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Amid reports of harassment and threats directed at minorities and immigrants in the wake of Donald Trump's election victory, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a Facebook post on Saturday that his state is a refuge for those who feel they are under attack.

“Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York,” Cuomo, a Democrat, wrote. “It's the very core of what we believe and who we are . . . We don't allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state.”

The governor said he had ordered police to investigate an alleged hate crime that occurred Friday at the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

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