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Symbolic inaugural site : Cuomo chooses Ellis Island to stand up for immigrants

Jan 01, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

After campaigning for re-election largely on national themes, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is going to kick off his third term on the same note.

On New Year's Day, Cuomo, a Democrat, will deliver his inaugural address from Ellis Island, once the nation's busiest immigration station. It welcomed more than 12 million immigrants to the United States before it was closed in 1954.

Cuomo, 61, made his support for immigration and his opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda the center of his ...