The resolution which would require all contractor applicants for Suffolk County licenses to affirm that their employees are legal residents was passed on Tuesday evening by the Suffolk County Legislature. The bill was introduced by Brian Beedenbender, a Democrat and former Steve Levy staff member. Legislator Jay Schneiderman of Montauk who represents the east end voted for the resolution. In a meeting with immigrant supporters in his Sag Harbor office on Monday, Schneiderman stated that he could not vote against the bill since that would send the message that he advocated for violating laws, ie. federal immigration and tax laws.
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