Adriano de Jesús Espaillat Cabral /ˌɑːdriˈɑːnoʊ ˌɛspaɪˈjɑːt/ (born September 27, 1954) is a Dominican-American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 13th congressional district and the first formerly undocumented immigrant to ever serve in Congress. Previously, he served as a member of the New York State Senate and as a member of the New York State Assembly.
Espaillat was a ranking member of the New York Senate Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee and Chair of the Senate Latino Caucus. Espaillat represented the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
Espaillat is a Democrat. On November 8, 2016, Espaillat was elected to the United States House of Representatives from New York’s 13th congressional district to succeed retiring Charles Rangel. He is the first Dominican-American member of Congress.