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1 – CU Interim President releases statement in support of DACA students
Cornell Interim President issues statement standing with immigrants, DACA students — Cornell University Interim President Hunter R. Rawlings issued a statement Sunday evening standing in full support of students who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and other immigrants.
2 – Defense: Cornell murder suspect’s confession was improperly obtained
Records: Defense says Cornell murder suspect’s confession should be tossed out — The defense attorneys for a man accused of killing Ithaca College student Anthony Nazaire in August filed court documents Friday laying out reasons why they believe their client was lied to while being interrogated and illegally detained.
3 – Planned refugee resettlement in Ithaca stalled indefinitely
Reports: Refugee families set to arrive in Ithaca indefinitely stalled — At least three refugee families set to arrive in Ithaca in the coming weeks are now indefinitely stalled from coming to the country, news reports say.
4 – Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah to perform at Ithaca College
5 – Ithaca’s Common Council unanimously passes ordinance to add ‘teeth’ to Sanctuary City policy
6 – 49 people from 27 countries became U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Tompkins County
Tompkins County welcomes 49 new citizens from 27 countries — Crowded at the front of a Tompkins County courtroom Wednesday afternoon, 49 people from 27 countries became citizens of the United States of America.
Naturalization ceremonies happen in the county three or four times a year.
7 – Unless directly relevant, Tompkins deputies won’t ask immigration status
8 – ‘Superload’ turbine stalls traffic, attracts onlookers
UPDATE: Turbine truck shipment to affect Ithaca traffic Sunday morning — A General Electric turbine shipment passed through Ithaca Sunday morning: the 187-ton turbine was being trucked from the GE plant in Schenectady to a location in Pennsylvania, using a combination of non-interstate roads in Central New York, according to New York State Police.
9 – Should New York State grant driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status?
10 – More than 7,000 Tompkins County residents were without power Saturday night