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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.
‘Climate of fear’ for Riverhead Latinos made worse by board’s ‘sanctuary city’ comments, immigrant..
Riverhead Local • August 20, 2015 ‘Climate of fear’ for Riverhead Latinos made worse by board’s ‘sanctuary city’ comments, immigrant advocates say
Riverhead panel meets to discuss immigrant comments
News 12 • August 20, 2015 RIVERHEAD - A meeting was held in Riverhead to address recent, controversial comments made by town officials regarding people suspected of immigration violations.
Readers Write: Marco Rubio an example of American dream
The Island Now • April 16, 2015 Regardless of what you think of Marco Rubio as a potential president, his announcement speech was a stirring affirmation of the power of “The American Dream” for all who have come to our country as “choosing Americans” or, with serious stress, as refugees in “flight.”
Nonprofit group says Nassau government offices don’t provide translators
The Examiner • April 15, 2015 A Long Island immigration advocacy group says Nassau County officials need to step up to the plate after they uncovered that county employees often refused to provide interpreters to limited-English speakers even though county regulations require them to.
Readers Write: Start immigrants story with yourself
The Island Now • April 10, 2015 If you want to appreciate what our new generations of immigrants will contribute to Long Island and our nation, consider doing a check of your own family “Roots.”
Readers Write: Country in need of a new ‘Common Sense’
The Island Now • April 3, 2015 “Common Sense” in 1776 was no accidental title when Tom Paine, an immigrant, wrote the best-selling pamphlet of early American history.
Immigration issues addressed at Hofstra conference
Long Island Report • March 27, 2015 The event took place just over a week following a Texas-based federal judge’s decision to block President Obama’s executive action—including the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and creation of a new program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The summit was aimed at starting a discussion on Long Island about how to move immigration forward.
Readers Write: Embracing ‘asylum for all of mankind’
The Island Now • March 26, 2015 Diversity is flourishing in Nassau and Suffolk counties. We are extending our noble heritage, and that is a good thing.
Readers Write: The meaning of E Plurbus Unum
The Island Now • March 19, 2015 E Pluribus Unum was the first national motto developed in 1776 by those perspicacious leaders, Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson.
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