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Long Island Wins Statement on NY DREAM Act’s Exclusion from the State Budget

The NY DREAM Act would allow undocumented students to apply for TAP and help thousands of New York immigrants, including many on Long Island, realize their dream of earning a college degree.

Long Island Wins Statement on NY DREAM Act’s Exclusion from the State Budget

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on April 1, 2015  

By taking the DREAM Act out of the budget, the Governor has once again failed to fulfill his promise to New York’s hard-working undocumented students.

Appomattox: The Capture of a Confederate Army & the Fall from Grace of an Immigrant General

The surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox on April 9, 1865 signaled the end of any possibility of the Confederacy becoming an independent country.

Appomattox: The Capture of a Confederate Army & the Fall from Grace of an Immigrant General

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 31, 2015  

The final week of the war in the East broke careers and ended lives.

Irving Berlin: A Heart Tuned to the Rhythm of America

Irving Berlin, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, authored more than 1,000 songs, many of which are iconic American anthems.

Irving Berlin: A Heart Tuned to the Rhythm of America

by Esperanza on March 31, 2015  

In honor of Passover this Friday, we look at the contributions of Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin, whose passion for his adopted country crossed cultural and religious boundaries to create a legacy embedded in Americana.

Senate Votes to Deny Newly Arrived Children Court Hearings

Children fleeing gang violence will no longer even so much as have a hearing.

Senate Votes to Deny Newly Arrived Children Court Hearings

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 27, 2015  

Conservatives are pushing to repeal anti-human trafficking laws that protect children fleeing forced prostitution and gang violence.

Summit Action Steps from the Education Breakout Session

The education session examined the opportunities and challenges faced by many school districts in meeting the needs of Long Island’s immigrant children.

Summit Action Steps from the Education Breakout Session

by Christian Bonawandt on March 26, 2015  

The education session was among the liveliest and most well attended sessions at the summit. Here are the action steps developed by the workgroup.

Conference on Administrative Relief Examines How to Move Forward Despite Injunction

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Conference on Administrative Relief Examines How to Move Forward Despite Injunction

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 26, 2015  

Although administrative relief is on hold, there is still a lot that can be done for the undocumented.

Long Island Muslim Leader Seeks Interfaith Peace in Letter to Pope

The Islamic Association of Long Island in Selden is the oldest mosque on Long Island.

Long Island Muslim Leader Seeks Interfaith Peace in Letter to Pope

by Christian Bonawandt on March 25, 2015  

Dr. Yousuf U. Syed of the Islamic Association of Long Island in Selden sent a letter to the Pope in response to a request by the pontiff that Muslims denounce terrorism.

Cuomo, Pass the NY DREAM Act!

The Long Island DREAM Act Coalition held a press conference to urge Governor Cuomo to keep his word and finally pass the NY DREAM Act after a four-year fight and stop denying undocumented students financial aid.

Cuomo, Pass the NY DREAM Act!

by Laura Lemus on March 24, 2015  

Students, advocates, teachers, allies, and parents are concerned about whether the NY DREAM Act is in jeopardy of being excluded from the final New York State budget.

Long Island Wins to Host a Screening and Panel on ‘Documented’ at SUNY Stony Brook

Vargas’s story reminds us that those who reside in the U.S. without documentation are more like us than we realize.

Long Island Wins to Host a Screening and Panel on ‘Documented’ at SUNY Stony Brook

by Hendel Leiva on March 23, 2015  

"Documented" tells the story of Jose Antonio Vargas, who, like the estimated 100,000 undocumented immigrants living on Long Island, is American in every way except on paper.

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