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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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


How has Congressional inaction affected America?

VIDEO: The Impact of Inaction

by Christian Bonawandt on July 21, 2014  

A look at how Congress's refusal to address immigration reform has impacted the U.S.


Residents have been protesting Betty Cross for years.

Cross to be Removed from Hempstead School Board

by Christian Bonawandt on July 21, 2014  

The New York state education commissioner will not recognize Cross's election while he investigates allegations of voter coercion and election fraud.


Cross has retaliated against allegations from contested school board candidate Maribel Touré (front, right).

District Lawyer to Education Commissioner: Touré is a ‘Sore Loser’

by Christian Bonawandt on July 18, 2014  

Through a memorandum from her attorney, Betty Cross has denied wrongdoing on the May 20 election and claims candidate Maribel Touré simply didn't work "hard enough."


Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Tell Obama to ‘Go Big’ on Executive Action

by Patrick Young, Esq. on July 18, 2014  

We need to advocate strongly that an executive order cover everyone who would be legalized under the bill the Senate passed last year.

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