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Dream Act supporters urge NY Senate to OK measure
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.
El andar de los DREAMers por sus suenos
Noticia • November 5, 2015 Jóvenes inmigrantes compartieron sus historias en conferencia para estudiantes
Bellone y O’Connor se enfrentan en debate
Noticia • October 20, 2015 Los protagonistas de la contienda electoral más importante de estas elecciones hablaron con las comunidades minoritarias
Bellone and O’Connor spar at diversity event
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.
Croci defends immigration status bill
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.
Advocates protest Islip senator’s immigration bill
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.
Helping A Community Of Newcomers Feel At Home
Long Island Weekly • October 12, 2015 She never imagined that when coming to the United States, she would discover one of her passions.
Empowering Latino Wine Workers on Long Island
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.
Judge Rules Town’s Day Laborers Can Gather to Ask for Work
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.
Anti-Immigrant Speech: “Words have Consequences” in NY, Nation
Public News Service • August 24, 2015 Long Island immigrant advocates meet with the Riverhead Town Board to discuss concerns about what advocates describe as anti-immigrant statements.
Recap: Anti-Bias Task Force makes presentation to Town Board
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.
Anti-Bias Groups Respond to Riverhead as “Sanctuary City”
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.
Immigration advocates meet with Riverhead town board
FiOs1 • August 20, 2015 Advocates say several town board members called for police to be allowed to hold in custody anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant
Autoridades de Riverhead escuchan a comunidad inmigrante
Noticia • August 20, 2015 Panel de expertos informaron sobre cambios en detención de indocumentados
Riverhead Town leaders, advocates discuss undocumented immigrants’ civil 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.
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