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Who better to issue a call for compassion than religious leaders?

Hope Amid Hate: LI Religious Leaders Call Their Congregations to Welcome Newly Arrived Children

by Richard Koubek, Ph.D. on October 29, 2014  

This past weekend, congregations across Long Island called for compassion for the newly arrived children from Central America living on Long Island.


Touré beat Cross nearly two-to-one.

Touré Beats Cross with Record Turnout for Special Election

by Christian Bonawandt on October 29, 2014  

The battle for the Hempstead school board finally has a definitive victor.


Regina Casale is a teacher who helped Patchogue's Ecuadoran community be heard after Marcelo Lucero was murdered in 2008.

Local Heroes: Regina Casale, Educator Against Anti-Immigrant Violence

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 26, 2014  

Regina Casale is an educator with deep connections in the Ecuadoran immigrant community that was put to the test when Marcelo Lucero was killed in 2008 in Long Island's most notorious hate crime.


Dr. Harold Fernandez of Stony Brook University Hospital.

Local Heroes: Dr. Harold Fernandez, the DREAMer Who Became a Heart Surgeon

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 24, 2014  

This well-known cardiac surgeon started his life in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.


This is Part I of a four-part series on issues that affect the lives of immigrants on Long Island.

Op-Ed: Raising the Minimum Wage is the Only Fair Choice

by Alexander López on October 22, 2014  

In this first installment of a new four-part series, one Long Island immigrant discusses the issue of minimum wage.


Vargas’s story, which has been generating serious Oscar buzz, reminds us that those who reside in the U.S. without documentation are more like us than we realize.

St. Joseph’s to Host First-Ever Long Island Screening of ‘Documented’

by Hendel Leiva on October 22, 2014  

Join us at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue for the first Long Island screening of "Documented."


Only 185 students will take classes at a new annex building, and even they will eventually transition to the main building on President St.

Hempstead Students Finally Begin Classes—But Where Will They Sit?

by Michael Lewis on October 22, 2014  

The district has annexed a building to teach immigrant students who had not been in classes since the start of the school year. But this “transition school” is only a stopgap solution to a much larger problem.


The deadline to apply for an extension is Dec. 15.

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 17, 2014  

Hondurans and Nicaraguans who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status are now eligible for an 18-month extension of their status.


The education commissioner has once again been forced to intervene with the district.

Hempstead Enrollment Practices Under Investigation

by Christian Bonawandt on October 17, 2014  

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. has ordered Nassau BOCES to investigate the enrollment procedures for the Hempstead school district.


Immigrants can no longer be held without bail in Arizona.

Court Rejects Arizona No-Bail Law for Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 16, 2014  

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that denying bail to immigrants is a violation of America's constitutional guarantee that every person is innocent until proven guilty.

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