City & State: The 2022 Queens Power 100
Updated: Jun 7, 2022
Drawing on her own experience growing up as a “Dreamer” in Queens, Assembly Member Catalina Cruz has been an outspoken voice for immigrants’ rights and needs in Albany. The legislator, who represents Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, has backed efforts to deliver aid to undocumented immigrants who dealt with flooding after the remnants of Hurricane Ida struck New York last year. Cruz is also one of the sponsors for the state’s Clean Slate bill, which would automatically seal conviction records for certain New Yorkers.