Newsday • November 14, 2015
Students, workers and advocates demonstrate in Garden City on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, for the NY Dream Act to be passed, which they say would increase economic benefits for all New Yorkers. The protest was organized by The Long Island DREAM Coalition.
Newsday • October 20, 2015
Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone said the county has made strides to erase the its "national reputation for intolerance," and Republican executive candidate James O'Connor said the county needs to focus on its budget problems.
Newsday • October 14, 2015
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, demonstrators at Sen. Tom Croci's Hauppauge office protested a bill he introduced that would prevent local government from prohibiting police from looking into the immigration status of people they detain, and potentially turning them over to Immigration Services. Immigration advocates said the bill employed fear-mongering and would keep immigrants who are crime victims from contacting police over deportation fears. Croci said the legislation aims to ensure that those who seek to commit acts of terror are found, and that law enforcement can address problems locally.
News 12 • October 14, 2015
HAUPPAUGE - Immigrant rights advocates protested outside state Sen. Tom Croci's office Wednesday for sponsoring a bill that would cut state funding to any police or government agency that interferes with enforcement of immigration laws.
Voices of NY • September 22, 2015
When Seferino Cotzojay first started working at the Bedell Cellar winery on the North Fork of Long Island, he had never drunk wine before. In 2011, he would go on to become the assistant winemaker. This past spring, reports Long Island Wins, the 30-year-old native of Guatemala founded the Long Island Latino Vintners Association (LILVA), a first-of-its-kind nonprofit in the area that empowers the 250-300 Latino employees in the East End’s wine industry by giving them the chance to organize, as well as by recognizing their contributions to the field.
Public News Service • September 9, 2015
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. - A Long Island suburb must decide whether to appeal a federal judge's ruling that a town law banning day laborers from soliciting work on public sidewalks is unconstitutional.
Riverhead News-Review • August 20, 2015
The Riverhead Town Board heard a presentation from the town’s anti-bias task force relating to comments made by some Town Board members about immigration enforcement at its work session Thursday.
East End Beacon • August 20, 2015
Riverhead has recently appeared on a nationwide list of “sanctuary cities,” cities decried by anti-immigration groups for purportedly providing safe harbor for illegal immigrants, and members of immigrant rights groups are trying to educate both town board members and the public on the truth about immigrant rights.
Newsday • August 20, 2015
Riverhead officials and immigrants' advocates met Thursday morning for a frank discussion on an emotionally charged topic: the town government's treatment of immigrants who are here illegally and whether police should play a role in deporting them.