Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS) allows immigrant children in foster care to apply for permanent residency but the system needs to be made more efficient so that no child is left behind.
Neighborhoods in the South Bronx vote for Andrew Cuomo, who, like former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, is strong on combating crime and making the city safe.
Until the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, which ensures that developers who receive major taxpayer-funded subsidies must pay $10 an hour, is passed food insecurity and poverty remains a major problem in South Bronx.
Last month the Bronx River cleanup won the much-needed support in the form of $ 5 million in settlement from the companies and towns accused of dumping waste. But the real work is to continue to educate the community about the importance of saving the river.