Recognizing that the City of Ithaca rests upon Haudenosaunee land, this ordinance removes all references of Columbus Day from city code and instead recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day. I worked with Cayuga Nation leaders, the city’s Director of Human Resources, and the city attorney to write this legislation. Status: Passed September 6, 2017 An Ordinance to […]
Ithaca Voice: Ithaca now a Sanctuary City with some teeth Alderman Ducson Nguyen, 2nd Ward, supported the ordinance saying, “It is deeply personal to me. I know you all know my parents are refugees.” He said the first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency — which has so far seen seven controversial executive orders signed […]
Common Council will consider law to make Ithaca a sanctuary city “Thanks to my colleague Cynthia Brock for advocating for a strong policy response to Trump and President Bannon’s threats for months,” added Nguyen.
I am outraged by Trump’s executive order on immigration and the effects its chaotic introduction has had on some of the most vulnerable people on Earth. It’s an action that has led to the detention of refugees already approved for admission, already in the country at American airports, already with family waiting for them in […]
WHCU: Sanctuary city resolution tabled, possible federal guidance to be released Lawmaker Ducson Nguyen says five community members came to speak in favor of the resolution and that the tabling wasn’t because of lack of support. “It was tabled but not for any lack of support for the spirit of the resolution. It was tabled […]
My father’s bottle of cognac slipped out of his grip and plunged into the Saigon River in April 1975. Besides a hastily-packed bag of clothing it was the only thing he carried as he rushed aboard a boat fleeing Vietnam in the final days of one of the most senseless wars in American history. I exist because of that violence, and the American people’s willingness to make amends for it.
Ithaca Voice: Ithaca team, including city councilman, wins $1,000,000 in computer hacking competition One of the members of TECHx is none other than Ithaca’s recently-elected 2nd ward alderperson, Ducson Nguyen. Nguyen is a software engineer at GrammaTech. Nguyen explained a bit more about the event and how the team prepared for it. “We definitely split […]
Ithaca lawmakers weigh in on cases of discolored water