felix ortiz http://wamc.org en Immigration Reform: NY Reacts http://wamc.org/post/immigration-reform-ny-reacts <div><p></p><p></p><p>Supporters of Immigration reform have generally favorable reactions to a a bipartisan national immigration reform plan outlined today.&nbsp;</p><p>The deal announced today covers border security, "guest workers" and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.</p><p>Inez Hernandez with Latino advocacy group Centro Civico in Amsterdam explains many "undocumented" immigrants just want to make better lives for themselves and their families.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 56695 at http://wamc.org Immigration Reform: NY Reacts The Capitol Connection #1235 http://wamc.org/post/capitol-connection-1235 <p>Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz of New York’s 51<sup>st</sup> district. The Democrat has served since 1994. They discuss the Vito Lopez scandal, education reforms, the fight against obesity, and Ortiz’s work chairing the mental health committee.</p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 02:22:56 +0000 Alan Chartock 46788 at http://wamc.org The Capitol Connection #1235 Assemblyman Ortiz doesn't expect Speaker Silver to fall http://wamc.org/post/assemblyman-ortiz-doesnt-expect-speaker-silver-fall <p>New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is facing a possible ethics probe after it was disclosed this week that he steered more than one-hundred-thousand dollars in secret payments to settle sexual harassment charges levied against Democrat Vito Lopez. But fellow Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz tells WAMC’s Capitol Connection program that he doesn’t expect Silver to be ousted.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:55:35 +0000 Alan Chartock 46775 at http://wamc.org Assemblyman Ortiz doesn't expect Speaker Silver to fall