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Long Island Facility Eyed to House Influx of Immigrant Children
Sheldon Dutes, WNBC • June 27, 2014 The federal government is considering using Peregrine Business Park at 15 Grumman Road, a former Grumman Corp. facility in Bethpage as possible temporary housing for some of the thousands of children streaming over the U.S.-Mexico border.
Future of GOP & Immigration Reform “In Play’” in Leader Race
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • June 17, 2014 Thursday's election of a new House Majority Leader to replace Rep. Eric Cantor is currently a two-way race. But some say a backlash could follow if the election moves the GOP farther to the right.
Long Island Immigrants to President Obama: “Stop Separating Our Families!”
LI Politics.org • June 9, 2014 Long Island Organizations Issue Call to President Obama to Immediately Stop Deportations
Long Island advocates appeal to Obama for immigration reform
Bart Jones, Newsday • June 4, 2014 A dozen protesters, chanting slogans as they gathered on a Brentwood street corner, said time is running out for Congress and the president to take action, because little legislative movement is expected as November elections approach.
Rally held in Brentwood against President Obama’s mass deportation policies
News 12 Long Island • June 4, 2014 Rally organizers in Brentwood literally called the White House, asking that the president bypass Congress and use executive power to limit the number of deportations.
Laura Lemus, 23, “Dreamer” and advocate with Long Island Wins on NY Dream Act
Victor Manuel Ramos - Newsday • April 26, 2014 Laura Lemus, a "Dreamer" immigrant on Long Island, and community advocate with nonprofit Long Island Wins, attempts to make the case for the New York Dream Act to be funded through the state budget, giving access to financial aid to immigrant students without legal status, during a rally on March 26, 2014, in Hicksville, Long Island, New York.
National Day of Action: Focus on Immigration Reform
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • April 10, 2014 New York supporters of immigration reform are sending messages to the White House and Congress today that Washington needs to step it up and take action. In fact, today has been declared a National Day of Action regarding immigration reform.
The Long Island DREAM Act Coalition Asks Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Put the DREAM Act in the State Budget
Nicole Akoukou Thompson - Latin Post • March 24, 2014 There are more than 4,500 undocumented students who graduate from high school on a yearly bases; yet, only 5-10 percent of those students pursue a college degree.
Irish seek voice in immigration debate
Victor Manuel Ramos - Newsday • March 13, 2014 Irish advocates have joined other groups to keep pushing for change that would benefit all immigrant groups.
Obama expresses hope for immigration reform
TOM BRUNE - Newsday • January 29, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Amid Republican opposition to most of his initiatives and gridlock in Congress, President Barack Obama Tuesday night held out hope for bipartisan progress on one priority: immigration legislation.
Letter: Immigrant licensing would be safer
Newsday Letters to the Editor • January 24, 2014 The letters to the editor said that allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain New York State driver's licenses defies all logic. In fact, it's that statement that defies all logic.
From Mud Floors To CEO Of North Shore-LIJ
Anton News • January 23, 2014 As executive director of Long Island Wins, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting immigrants from all backgrounds, each with a personal immigration story.
Suffolk Pols OK Feds Settlement of Police Probe
Timothy Bolger • December 18, 2013 Suffolk County lawmakers have approved an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that settles a probe into the police department’s handling of hate crimes committed against Latinos in years past.
Amid immigration debate, online project aims to humanize issue
VÍCTOR MANUEL RAMOS - Newsday • December 14, 2013 Amid immigration debate, online project aims to humanize issue
Immigrants and Community Groups Respond to Poll Showing Overwhelming Support for CIR
Make the Road New York • November 22, 2013 Immigrants and Community Groups Respond to Poll Showing Overwhelming Support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Rep. Peter King's District
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