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Suffolk changes policy on undocumented immigrant detentions in jails
Rich Barrabi - News 12 • September 19, 2014
LI religious leaders, advocates: LIers should be more welcoming to immigrant children
Bart Jones - Newsday • September 19, 2014
Welcoming Week: A Plea for Compassion for 2,000 Young LI Arrivals
Mike Clifford - Public News Service • September 15, 2014
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
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Commack drops proposal to house immigrant children
Bart Jones - Newsday • August 19, 2014 Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Commack has dropped a proposal to temporarily house some of the tens of thousands of immigrant children illegally crossing Mexico's border with the United States to reunite with family, church officials said Monday.
Plan to send immigrant kids to NY church draws ire
Frank Eltman • August 16, 2014 The possibility that a suburban New York church would play host to some of the tens of thousands of immigrant children illegally crossing the United States’ border with Mexico to reunite with family is causing an uproar in one Long Island community.
Plan To Send Immigrant Children To NY Causes Uproar
CBS New York • August 16, 2014
Advocates want answers in 2010 immigrant’s death
Victor Ramos - Newsday • July 30, 2014 Latino, immigrant and civil rights advocates, concerned that no arrests have been made in a 2010 slaying of one immigrant and an attack on another in Shirley, called Wednesday for Suffolk police to solve the crimes and for federal officials to examine the case.
Westbury rally calls for action on immigration
Virginia Huie - News 12 • July 29, 2014
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
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