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Bipartisan Bill Funding Is the Right Response to Child Refugees

Reps. Steve Israel (left) and Peter King (right) are seeking federal funds for child refugees.

Bipartisan Bill Funding Is the Right Response to Child Refugees

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on September 23, 2014  

This bill is a major step for Long Island and the communities in which these children are resettling.

Suffolk County Executive: Welcoming Immigrants Is a ‘Fundamental American Obligation’

Credit: Office of the County Executive.

Suffolk County Executive: Welcoming Immigrants Is a ‘Fundamental American Obligation’

by Christian Bonawandt on September 18, 2014  

County Executive Steve Bellone welcomed newly naturalized citizens as part of the third annual National Welcoming Week.

BREAKING NEWS: Suffolk County Breaks ICE’s Hold, Stops Honoring Immigration Detainer

A victory for Suffolk County immigrants.

BREAKING NEWS: Suffolk County Breaks ICE’s Hold, Stops Honoring Immigration Detainer

by Christian Bonawandt on September 17, 2014  

Immigrant community members and advocates applauded Sheriff Vincent DeMarco for his leadership on this issue.

How Long Island Is Welcoming the Children

Part IV of our series on child refugees on Long Island.

How Long Island Is Welcoming the Children

by Christian Bonawandt on September 15, 2014  

Many faith-based groups on Long Island are taking the lead in welcoming and caring for the children.

The Folly of Delaying Executive Action

There's always another election.

The Folly of Delaying Executive Action

by Patrick Young, Esq. on September 12, 2014  

While some see the delay as beneficial to some contested Democrats, it may do just as much damage to others.

A Volcano in Virginia: The Battle of The Crater

Immigrants played a key role in designing, constructing, and detonating one of the most devastating weapons of the Civil War.

A Volcano in Virginia: The Battle of The Crater

by Patrick Young, Esq. on September 10, 2014  

A Latino engineer and a Welsh mine foreman teamed up to construct a tunnel that literally blew a hole in the Confederate defenses at Petersburg in July 1864.

Family Is a Key Driver for Child Refugees

The role family plays in their decision to come to the U.S.

Family Is a Key Driver for Child Refugees

by Christian Bonawandt on September 10, 2014  

Many children are reuniting with parents who live and work in the U.S. This is especially true here on Long Island.

Hempstead Special Election Set for Oct. 28

Betty Cross has not decided if she will run again.

Hempstead Special Election Set for Oct. 28

by Christian Bonawandt on September 9, 2014  

The election will be held at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28. Candidates have until Sept. 29 to register.

VIDEO: What is Executive Action?

Prof. Hiroshi Motomura explains executive action.

VIDEO: What is Executive Action?

by Christian Bonawandt on September 9, 2014  

A succinct explanation of executive action that anyone can understand.

What Defines Immigrants and Refugees?

Long Island has a long history of welcoming refugees.

What Defines Immigrants and Refugees?

by Christian Bonawandt on September 8, 2014  

In Part II of our series, we will look at what differentiates an immigrant from a refugee.

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