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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.
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
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.
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