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Summit Action Steps for Media Working Group

A media working group will continue the conversation started at our summit on immigration last month. It is one of seven working groups that Long Island Wins is creating.

Summit Action Steps for Media Working Group

by Christian Bonawandt on March 12, 2015  

This article is the first in a series that will outline the action steps developed in each session at the summit and how others can participate in the conversation moving forward. We will start with the media session.

Demand Skelos Pass the NY DREAM Act

Call Dean Skelos and tell him to pass the NY DREAM Act today!

Demand Skelos Pass the NY DREAM Act

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 12, 2015  

Skelos is considered winnable on this issue. Tell him New Yorkers want the NY DREAM Act to pass.

Can NYC’s ID Program Work on Long Island?

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up a sample of the IDNYC cards that the city began issuing in January.

Can NYC’s ID Program Work on Long Island?

by Chris Mellides on March 11, 2015  

IDNYC allows undocumented immigrants to join other New York residents in obtaining recognized identification and access to city services. Could Long Island pass a similar program?

Either Texas Judge Can’t Read or He Is Playing Politics With Immigrants

Brownsville courthouse where politics holds sway.

Either Texas Judge Can’t Read or He Is Playing Politics With Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 10, 2015  

The Texas judge who halted executive action claims he did not know something that is public knowledge.

As We Reach the Turning Point, New Ways Forward for Long Island

Each breakout session developed three or more action steps which will be included in a post-summit strategy. Photo courtesy Hofstra University.

As We Reach the Turning Point, New Ways Forward for Long Island

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on March 4, 2015  

Our summit on immigration last week kicked off a new page in the story of immigration on Long Island.

If Homeland Security Had Been Defunded

An estimated 7,000 out of 59,000 Border Patrol agents would have been sent home.

If Homeland Security Had Been Defunded

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 4, 2015  

What would it have looked like?

A.G. Secures Agreement from Hempstead to Eliminate Barriers to Immigrant Enrollment

Community groups at a rally in November. The school has been plagued with controversy regarding immigrant enrollment barriers since October 2014.

A.G. Secures Agreement from Hempstead to Eliminate Barriers to Immigrant Enrollment

by Christian Bonawandt on March 4, 2015  

The district has agreed to be monitored by the state until 2018.

GAO Report Sheds New Light on Newly Arrived Children from Central America

A new report reinforces what experts have been saying from the beginning about the reasons the children have come the U.S.

GAO Report Sheds New Light on Newly Arrived Children from Central America

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 3, 2015  

The GAO conducted interviews with U.S. government officials to find out what they thought was behind the increase in migration.

One Week Left for Salvadorans to Renew Protected Status

This program has been hugely beneficial to Salvadorans and their families, as well as to the people who rely on them as employees.

One Week Left for Salvadorans to Renew Protected Status

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 2, 2015  

The last day for Salvadorans to file their renewals is March 9, 2015.

Summit on Immigration: Long Islanders Can’t—and Won’t—Wait for Washington

Jorge Montalvo (right), director of New York State Office for New Americans talked about how the state is moving forward on pro-immigrant legislation.

Summit on Immigration: Long Islanders Can’t—and Won’t—Wait for Washington

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 27, 2015  

The attendees agreed that there is so much work to be done that waiting for the “leaders” to lead is not an option.

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