feds http://wamc.org en Feds to Monitor NY Polls in Orange County, Queens http://wamc.org/post/feds-monitor-ny-polls-orange-county-queens <p>The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor primary elections in Orange County and Queens to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Dave Lucas reports...</p><p>Federal observers will be at polling places Tuesday in Orange County in the Hudson Valley based on a federal court order over concerns about the voting rights of Puerto Rican voters with limited English. Under the consent decree, bilingual ballots will be used countywide and the county will provide poll workers who speak both English and Spanish.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:33:57 +0000 Dave Lucas 41828 at http://wamc.org VT Now Part of Feds' ‘Secure Communities’ Program http://wamc.org/post/vt-now-part-feds-secure-communities-program <p>The state of Vermont is now a part of a federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants arrested and charged with crimes.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:45:35 +0000 Pat Bradley 39572 at http://wamc.org VT Now Part of Feds' ‘Secure Communities’ Program