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Elizabeth, Fadi and their first child, Theo.

An Immigration Love Story: If USCIS does not believe you, send your sonogram

by Elizabeth Schmermund on October 9, 2015  

Fadi and I were married on January 22, 2010 at our town hall. We had a small and intimate celebration and were genuinely excited about starting a new life together.


In 2013, North Carolina officials decided on a discriminatory policy against the rights of young immigrants who benefit from the Deferred Action Program to get a drivers's license. Photo:

North Carolina is the first State to enact a bill aimed at immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 9, 2015  

The presidential campaign has put immigration at the center of controversy. With national figures attacking immigrants, it was expected that local officials would try to score points with voters by following suit.


A snapshot image from the video.

NYT documentary exposes the harsh reality of Central America’s children refugees

by Long Island Wins on October 8, 2015  

A documentary by The New York Times released this week exposes the harsh reality that immigrant children from Central America face daily trying to make their way to the United States.


Ruelas, of Casa Alianza in Honduras, spoke this morning at the New York Immigration Coalition, in Manhattan.

Post-war conditions in Central America are the reasons why child refugees are coming

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 2, 2015  

The root cause of the migration of Central American child refugees lies in the post-war conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.


Sister Margaret Smyth, from the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, in an interview with Long Island Wins.

Sister Margaret Smyth: Pope Francis’ words gave a boost to the immigrant community

by Luis M. Mostacero on October 1, 2015  

Sister Margaret Smyth, from the North Fork Spanish Apostolate in Riverhead, could not believe it when she found out that she was going to see Pope Francis in person.


Lourdes and Juan went to see Pope Francis at Central Park.

Pope Francis’ visit, a special meaning for a Hispanic immigrant couple

by Long Island Wins on September 29, 2015  

Pope Francis left the U.S. after a historic visit but his powerful message and his way of inspiring faith and peace will remain in his followers’ memories forever.


Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter’s recent attack on Catholics and Immigrants is ignorant and bigoted

by Patrick Young, Esq. on September 29, 2015  

Last week, the conservative provocateur, Ann Coulter, changed the focus of her attacks to Catholics and immigrants to honor the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.


Jackeline Saavedra.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jackeline Saavedra never stopped believing and pursuing her dreams

by Diana Gordon on September 28, 2015  

When Jackeline Saavedra was admitted to the New York State bar on August 19, 2015, it was a milestone on the road to professional distinction.


A NYS Task Force recently found that 43% of nail salons are not paying minimum wage and overtime.

The Long Island Wins Radio Show: A discussion of wage theft and abuse in the nail salon industry

by Long Island Wins on September 28, 2015  

Due to the recent exposure on the horrific work conditions of nail salon workers, New York State authorities instituted new regulations to protect these workers as well as consumers.


The New York Dream Act would allow undocumented students getting access to the State's Tuition Assistance Program, known as TAP.

Long Island DREAM Act Coalition meets with Senator Flanagan’s Office

by Mitchell Caceres on September 28, 2015  

Working as an intern at Long Island Wins, I have been given the opportunity to fight for the rights of my fellow immigrants. I know first hand the daily struggle that immigrants face, specifically undocumented students.

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