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By Jonathan Greig

The Democratic primary race for New York State attorney general has suddenly turned into a dogfight ahead of the election on Thursday, pitting heavily-backed New York City Public Advocate Letitia James against United States Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and law professor Zephyr Teachout.

The candidates are battling to face unopposed Republican candidate and lawyer Keith Wofford in the general election in November. Former Solicitor General Barbara Underwood was forced to take over the position in May after Eric T. Schneiderman resigned amid a scandal over accusations he had abused several women.

In an interview with Haitian Times, James said voters should focus on what the state’s attorney general can do to oppose many of the worst policies that have come out of Washington since Donald Trump’s election win. One of the most devastating Trump administration decisions to come down the pipeline since the last election is the imminent termination of temporary protected status for Haitian immigrants on July 22, 2019.


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Jonathan Greig

Jonathan Greig is a journalist based in New York City working as a contributing writer for CBS Interactive. He recently returned to the United States after reporting from South Africa, Jordan, and Cambodia...