Yes - criminal criminals. Not just illegal illegals. N.Y. Creates Pardon Panel For Deportable Immigrants | Judicial Watch And the good people of NY will be paying for this new layer of bureaucracy, which negates the federal law. Gee Arizona does something to assist compliance with federal law and the country goes nuts. NY does something to defy the law and I'm certain our President won't be calling for a Justice Dept. investigation. Does NY have more state's rights than AZ? I had no idea.