BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Division of Human Rights has filed a complaint against a Corona landlord who allegedly discriminated against his immigrant tenants earlier this year.
Jaideep Reddy, landlord of the 95-36 42nd Ave. building in Corona, allegedly posted a letter on the building’s entrance demanding that all tenants report to his management office with their Social Security card, photo ID, proof of employment, Green Card or passport—or else their lease would be terminated and they’d face eviction.
“We are a nation of immigrants, and New York will not stand by while innocent men and women are targeted and discriminated against,” said Cuomo. “Make no mistake: this reprehensible behavior is against the law and against what we stand for as New Yorkers and we will use every avenue to stop this, weed out these bad actors and protect the basic rights of tenants across the state.”
According to reports, Reddy alleged that the building’s electrician, Eddie Peralta, was responsible for posting the note.
After being blamed for the letter, Peralta was allegedly caught on record saying, “What Donald Trump is doing is right. Look what we do for all these illegal aliens and what do they do? They commit homicides. They go raping people.”
The Queens Tribune attempted to contact both Reddy and Peralta, but were unable to obtain a comment by press time.
The full story will be in this week’s paper.
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