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Matthew Albence

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence speaks in Troy
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been paying close attention to our region of late. Met by protestors, Matthew Albence was in Troy on February 20, where he and several law enforcement officers criticized New York state’s Green Light Law, which permits undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license. WAMC News spoke with Albence Friday morning.

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence speaks in Troy
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made a stop in the Capital Region today to take a stand against a New York law that prevents immigration officers from accessing state motor vehicle information. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dismissed the press conference as political theater.