On a Wednesday afternoon in February, a young Latina walked into Rep. Adriano Espaillat’s newly opened Harlem office looking for help. Greeted by two staffers, she explained in halting English that she wanted to know how her grandmother could apply for American citizenship. One of the staffers responded in Spanish, bringing her further into the office and translating for her as another staffer walked her through the immigration forms on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. It was constituent services at its finest. And if any office is equipped to help with immigration issues, it’s Espaillat’s – he’s one of the few members of Congress to have gone through the process himself.
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) accused the Trump administration Tuesday of gambling with American lives after Trump threatened to pull federal funding for law enforcement in so-called sanctuary cities.
"By yanking funding away and clawing back funding away from law enforcement, we're putting average Americans at risk," he said during an interview on CNN's "New Day." "In fact, it's almost like putting a gun to the head of Americans and playing Russian roulette."
Airbnb responded by saying a study which claims Airbnb causes gentrification in black neighborhoods has been debunked. HARLEM, NY — Harlem's Congressman Adriano Espaillat is picking a fight with online rental giant Airbnb following the announcement of the company's new "Harlem Experience Tours." Espaillat, in a letter to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, accuses the company of "exotifying our community for corporate profit." “Airbnb’s ‘Harlem Experiences’ platform sounds like it was tailor made to promote the rapid gentrification of our community," Espaillat said in the letter.
Espaillat also railed against Airbnb for lobbying against affordable housing laws in New York City and its poor treatment of black hosts compare to white ones.
Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Adriano Espaillat are trying to save East Harlem's Lakeview Apartments Complex. EAST HARLEM, NY — Local politicians are asking the federal government to help preserve an East Harlem affordable housing complex built in 1974 under the Mitchell-Lama program, which has provided housing for low- and middle-income families for decades.
Let’s not mince words: in the fall of 2016, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his agents attacked our country. Their interference in our election was an attack on our democracy and on our national security. The American people deserve not only answers about what happened and who was involved, but also to know that their government is doing everything in its power to hold the perpetrators responsible and ensure it never happens again. As Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, we are united in demanding action. The Committee recently held a hearing focused on Russia’s disinformation efforts. This is an important topic worthy of our attention, but it pales in comparison to Russia’s criminal interference with American democracy.
Legisladores demócratas expresaron el jueves preocupación por el impacto que los recortes presupuestarios propuestos por el presidente Donald Trump podrían representar para América Latina y los propios Estados Unidos. Eliot Engel, principal demócrata en la comisión de asuntos exteriores de la cámara baja, advirtió que disminuir la cooperación internacional en 28% (o 10.000 millones de dólares) deterioraría las relaciones con aliados en la región, debilitando la influencia de Washington. Engel agregó que además pondría en riesgo programas consolidados de asistencia para combatir el crimen organizado en México, Colombia o América Central.
Congressman Adriano Espaillat used a meeting with Gen. John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security—which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement—to describe the atmosphere of fear that has enveloped his district and immigrant communities nationwide. Espaillat joined colleagues in the Democratic Conference and the Congressional Hispanic Conference for a sitdown with Kelly, who has presided over the implementation of President Donald Trump’s aggressive enforcement agenda—under which any foreign national accused of any crime is vulnerable to arrest and expulsion. The freshman lawmaker‘s turf covers communities in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx home to a large number recent arrivals from Latin American nations, many like himself natives of the Dominican Republic.
NUEVA YORK. El congresista dominicano en la Cámara de Representantes Adriano Espaillat, sometió una resolución en defensa de la libertad de prensa y contra las noticias falsas y alarmistas, especialmente las dadas a conocer recientemente por el presidente Donald Trump, quien achacó públicamente a su antecesor Barack Obama, haberlo espiado y luego se retractó cuando el propio congreso le pidió las pruebas. “Las declaraciones de noticias falsas del presidente Trump son escandalosas, y por eso presenté una resolución en oposición a las noticias falsas y hechos alternativos que hemos presenciado durante la constante falta de transparencia del presidente durante sus primeros 50 días en el cargo”, dijo el congresista Espaillat.
The freshman congressman, the first formerly undocumented immigrant elected, thinks President Trump doesn’t understand their experience. Adriano Espaillat remembers hearing gunfire nearby when he was 10 years old, back in the Dominican Republic. But that, he says, wasn't as scary as the men in trench coats and glasses his grandmother warned him to look out for during the months he spent living in New York on an expired visa. “I guess that’s the description of a spy or a detective,” Espailllat told me, as we met at Bullfeathers to speak for POLITICO’s “Off Message” podcast. “Or an immigration officer.”
DEERFIELD, IL — Congressmen Brad Schneider (D, IL-10) and Adriano Espaillat (D, NY-13) announced the introduction of legislation to close the “ghost guns loophole" which allows purchasers to avoid federal background checks by buying unassembled firearms online, they said.