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Protesters march over Eric Garner decision in Suffolk
News 12 Long Island • December 7, 2014 Protests have been held around the country after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner's chokehold death.
Maryann Sinclair Slutsky of Long Island Wins on LI News Radio
Jay Oliver - LI News Radio • November 25, 2014
Out of the Shadows in NY: Tens of Thousands Able to Legally Work
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • November 24, 2014 President Obama signed a pair of executive orders that will delay deportation for millions nationwide, a move that opens the door for many undocumented New Yorkers to legally find work.
President’s expected order on immigration draws hope, objections on LI
Victor Manuel Ramos - Newsday • November 17, 2014 Many Long Island immigrants and advocates are placing hope in President Barack Obama's promise "to fix as much of our immigration system" as he can through an executive order that could shield from deportation many living in the country illegally.
Piden compasión y dignidad para menores inmigrantes
Luis M. Mostacero - Noticia • October 7, 2014 Compasión y dignidad para los menores inmigrantes centroamericanos que cruzan la frontera, pidieron grupos de defensores de inmigrantes a las autoridades de Suffolk, durante la reunión de la Legislatura, realizada en Riverhead, este martes 7.
Here’s how to welcome new immigrants into your community
MTV Look Different • October 2, 2014 Nearly everyone has had an experience feeling unwelcomed at least once in their lives. Unfortunately for many immigrants in the U.S., it is something they are all too familiar with. Many communities do not openly welcome immigrant families — something that negatively affects the entire region.
Joven latino trabaja por crear ambiente inclusivo para inmigrantes
Noticia • October 2, 2014 Hendel Leiva nunca se imaginó cuando fue despedido de su trabajo en una pizzería, que dos años después sería el orador principal de un encuentro a nivel nacional por su trabajo para crear un ambiente más inclusivo en Long Island, y que además recibiría una ovación de pie por parte de la audiencia.
Faith leaders on Long Island urge communities to embrace immigrant children
Bart Jones - Newsday • September 24, 2014 Nuns, rabbis, Muslim leaders and church officials Friday urged Long Islanders to embrace the hundreds of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally to try to reunite with relatives here.
Suffolk changes policy on undocumented immigrant detentions in jails
Rich Barrabi - News 12 • September 19, 2014 Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco has instructed members of his department not to detain immigrant inmates solely because federal customs agents are asking them to. Now, the sheriff's office will only hold inmates if it receives a written warrant from the federal officials.
LI religious leaders, advocates: LIers should be more welcoming to immigrant children
Bart Jones - Newsday • September 19, 2014 Religious leaders and immigrant advocates are joining forces to call on Long Islanders to be more welcoming to the hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and been placed temporarily in facilities here.
Welcoming Week: A Plea for Compassion for 2,000 Young LI Arrivals
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • September 15, 2014 's National Welcoming Week – a time when some Americans celebrate the value of immigrants to their communities.
Immigrants, Faith Leaders, Advocates Call for Compassion, Due Process for 2200 Undocumented Children
Rebecca S. Myles - Latin Post • September 2, 2014 Long Island immigrants, faith leaders, and advocates spoke out late last week to call for compassion and due process for the 2,200 unaccompanied children arriving in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
LI Sees Biggest Influx of Refugee Kids: Advocates say Due Process is Key
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • August 29, 2014 Reports published in Newsday show that Long Island leads the state for the number of unaccompanied children arriving in 2014. Maryann Slutsky, executive director of Long Island Wins, said it is a newsworthy number - but also little surprise.
NY church backs out of federal plan to house illegal immigrant children
Joshua Rhett Miller - Fox News • August 19, 2014 A New York church has dropped its proposal to temporarily house roughly 40 juvenile immigrants who have entered into the United States from Mexico, citing a missed deadline for the federally-funded program and a looming change in leadership.
Nassau faulted on language services
Paul Larocco - Newsday • August 19, 2014 Major Nassau County departments still aren't providing non-English-speaking residents with interpreters or translated documents as promised by executive orders signed last year, advocates charged Monday.
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