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Reports from Terry Sheridan and the Long Island News Bureau staff, a collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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The 2018 legislative session ended quietly, as Democrats and Republicans in the legislature failed to agree on major issues and exited the Capitol until next January. Although Governor Cuomo is now leaving the door open to calling them back. 

Cuomo Says Estimated Number Of Separated Immigrant Children In New York Grows

Jun 21, 2018
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New York Governor Cuomo says there are as many as 700 immigrant children in child care services in New York State, and he’s demanding that state health care professionals have access to them, saying under New York’s Constitution, the state is responsible for their welfare.

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Lawmakers busily passed bills on the final day of the 2018 legislative session in New York, but as the final evening approached they were unable to reach agreement on many major issues.

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Governor Cuomo says he plans within the next several days to file a lawsuit against the federal government over the treatment of immigrant children separated from their parents. He says around 70 children are being held at facilities in New York.

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