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August Belmont: The German Jewish Immigrant Who Led the Opposition to Lincoln in 1864

The leader of the Democratic Party in 1864 was an immigrant from Germany.

August Belmont: The German Jewish Immigrant Who Led the Opposition to Lincoln in 1864

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 15, 2014  

August Belmont, the man behind the Belmont Stakes, was a leading banker and Democratic leader.

Nassau Voters and Candidates to Talk Minimum Wage, School Funding at Forum

Part of the Growing a Diverse Long Island series.

Nassau Voters and Candidates to Talk Minimum Wage, School Funding at Forum

by Christian Bonawandt on October 15, 2014  

Hear where the candidates stand on improving jobs and schools in Nassau County.

Neither Party Has Yet to Realize the Full Potential of the Latino Vote

More than 12 million Latinos voted in the 2012 election, but another 11 million voter-eligible Latinos stayed home.

Neither Party Has Yet to Realize the Full Potential of the Latino Vote

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 14, 2014  

Inaction and false promises on immigration from both the president and Congress shows how little each understands the full potential of the Latino vote.

The Immigration Conversation is Changing in Suffolk County

Despite rumors, anti-immigrant protesters no-showed on Tuesday.

The Immigration Conversation is Changing in Suffolk County

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 10, 2014  

There is hope that the county is once again becoming a forward-looking leader on immigration issues.

More Bad News for Newly Arrived Children

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More Bad News for Newly Arrived Children

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 8, 2014  

The Supreme Court has not issued a ruling on a refugee case involving gang membership, but there have been decisions by Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal that are relevant.

Coalition to Suffolk Legislators: Be Advocates for Newly Arrived Central American Children

"We ask that Suffolk County legislators do their part to support these efforts, as well as those of faith communities who are leading the call to help these children, and commit to treating the children with compassion and dignity.”

Coalition to Suffolk Legislators: Be Advocates for Newly Arrived Central American Children

by Christian Bonawandt on October 7, 2014  

A coalition of immigrants, advocates and faith leaders held a press conference and rally to ask legislators to promise to compassionately support and welcome the newly arrived children from Central America.

Getting Out the Latino Vote: Lessons from the Field

Getting Out the Latino Vote: Lessons from the Field

by Christiaan Perez on October 3, 2014  

When it comes to turning out Latinos at the poll, the farther the engagement is from in-person engagement, the less likely the voter will turnout.

Child Refugees and the Problem of the Rocket Docket

Obama's decision to prioritize the children's cases has thrown the immigration court into disarray.

Child Refugees and the Problem of the Rocket Docket

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 3, 2014  

A clarification as to what the Rocket Docket is and how it is impacting our immigration court system.

VIDEOS: Whoever Welcomes Children Welcomes Me (Part IV)

“We are one people in the one world with one God. And we should have one love for every child from whatever walk of life there are!”

VIDEOS: Whoever Welcomes Children Welcomes Me (Part IV)

by Christian Bonawandt on October 2, 2014  

David Newman, Rev. Dr. Luonne Rouse, and Rev. Dr. Tracie Saunders speak for the children who are fleeing Central America and resettling on Long Island.

Advocates Pressure Mangano to Keep His Promise on Language Access

Immigrants and advocates confront Nassau officials inside county offices in Mineola to request a meeting on language access.

Advocates Pressure Mangano to Keep His Promise on Language Access

by Christian Bonawandt on October 2, 2014  

After months of pressure, Nassau County officials will meet with immigrants and advocates later this month.

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