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LI Immigrants Ask Obama for Bold Action on Immigration

Action in Westbury.

LI Immigrants Ask Obama for Bold Action on Immigration

by Christian Bonawandt on July 30, 2014  

Immigrants and allies on Long Island called on Obama to take speedy action to stem the tide of deportations carried out by his administration, and to protect due process for the children who have recently arrived from Central America.

VIDEO: U.S. Needs to Stand Up and Do the Right Thing

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario speaks to Jon Stewart about children fleeing violence in Central America.

VIDEO: U.S. Needs to Stand Up and Do the Right Thing

by Christian Bonawandt on July 29, 2014  

On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Sonia Nazario insisted that the U.S. treat children fleeing violence in Central America the same way it treats refugees from other parts of the world.

Obama Plan Not a Permanent Solution to Child Refugee Situation

Not everyone who waits in line for refugee applications will be accepted.

Obama Plan Not a Permanent Solution to Child Refugee Situation

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 29, 2014  

The plan to accept refugee applications in Honduras will likely slow the rate of children crossing the border, but only temporarily.

An Irish Man and a French Woman Between Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor

Marie Tepe was honored for her bravery during and after combat.

An Irish Man and a French Woman Between Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 26, 2014  

A French immigrant woman's courage won the admiration of her brothers in arms.

Obama Plan Would Grant Hondurans Refugee Status

Credit: New York Times.

Obama Plan Would Grant Hondurans Refugee Status

by Christian Bonawandt on July 25, 2014  

A proposed plan would send representatives to Honduras to prescreen individuals for eligibility for refugee status.

White House and Welcoming America Affiliates Share Ideas for Immigrant Integration

David Lubell, executive director of Welcoming America speaks to the crowd at the first-ever White House National Convening on Immigrant and Refugee Integration.

White House and Welcoming America Affiliates Share Ideas for Immigrant Integration

by Hendel Leiva on July 25, 2014  

The event was also an opportunity for policymakers, faith leaders, advocates, and business leaders to share ideas on how to create more welcoming communities.

The Community at the End of the Block

Since 2002, the Freeport Trailer has been a community within the community.

The Community at the End of the Block

by Christian Bonawandt on July 25, 2014  

The Freeport Trailer is more than a hiring site -- it's a community of workers dedicated to educating and boosting dignity for day laborers.

What if it Were Your Child?

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

What if it Were Your Child?

by Christian Bonawandt on July 23, 2014  

If you were a parent of a child fleeing violence in Central America, what would you want the U.S. to do?

Fund to Offer Restitution to Victims of Fraudulent Immigration Group

Former International Immigrants Foundation head Ed Juarez will have to repay immigrants he hurt and stole from.

Fund to Offer Restitution to Victims of Fraudulent Immigration Group

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 22, 2014  

A $2.2 million fund has been set up to offer restitution to those victimized by the International Immigrant Foundation.

Volunteers Help Legal Residents Apply for Citizenship in Westbury

A Hofstra law student helps prepare a citizenship application.

Volunteers Help Legal Residents Apply for Citizenship in Westbury

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 22, 2014  

As part of an ongoing civic engagement program, volunteers completed citizenship applications for 19 legal permanent residents.

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