Working towards a Long Island that’s working for everyone,
immigrant and native alike.

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About Us

We’re a nonprofit communications organization that focuses on promoting practical immigration solutions that work for everyone, rooted in respect and dignity for all.

We communicate. We organize. We bring people together and advocate for change.

Representing all Long Islanders, we work to shift the debate about immigrants and immigration policy on Long Island and to educate Long Islanders about sensible policies that work for and will benefit everyone.

Our goal is to highlight the contributions of immigrants in our community, enhance public perception of immigrants, and build support for immigration initiatives that maximize immigrants’ contributions for the benefit of all Long Islanders. This includes support for comprehensive immigration reform – a bill that would make long overdue changes to an outdated immigration system. And it includes local solutions that mean a more welcoming Long Island. We know that immigration can work—if we have the right policies.

Immigrants come to Long Island from all over the world – Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America—to work hard and take care of their families. They are vital contributors to Long Island’s economy and cultural diversity.

We provide research and commentary, shape public engagement, and organize Long Islanders working towards a common goal. This website—especially our blog—is host to many of Long Island Wins’ activities. Here we provide local and national immigration news, and online organizing tools to help Long Islanders create change that will respect the rights of all.


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Our Team
Maryann Sinclair Slutsky
Executive Director
Christian Bonawandt
Online Editor
Hendel Leiva
Laura Lemus
Administrative Coordinator
Media Mentions
LI Sees Biggest Influx of Refugee Kids: Advocates say Due Process is Key
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • August 29, 2014
Nassau faulted on language services
Paul Larocco - Newsday • August 19, 2014
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Commack drops proposal to house immigrant children
Bart Jones - Newsday • August 19, 2014
Plan to send immigrant kids to NY church draws ire
Frank Eltman • August 16, 2014
Plan To Send Immigrant Children To NY Causes Uproar
CBS New York • August 16, 2014

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Job Announcements
Seeking Freelance Writers (Long Island)
Posted on June 18, 2014 Long Island Wins, a non-profit communications advocacy organization focusing on immigration issues on Long Island and beyond, is looking for freelance writers based in Nassau and Suffolk counties to report stories about immigration and immigrant communities on Long Island.

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