#N12Primaries: Lawrence says he can relate to 'Dreamers' in 16th District

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Bank executive Derickson K. Lawrence is vying for the Democratic nomination to represent the state's 16th Congressional District.

He says he identifies with the "Dreamers" experience of young immigrants. He came to the United States from the Caribbean when he was 13.

He says one's birthplace should not determine one's outcome in life.

He also says he wants to see "sensible" gun control laws and to encourage investment in local entrepreneurs.

Candidates in the 16th District:

Rep. Eliot Engel Jonathan Lewis
Derickson K. Lawrence Joyce N. Briscoe

In the days leading up to the federal election primaries, News 12 is featuring one of the candidates and details about their campaign platform.

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