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Commack residents worried that opening a center to help children fleeing violence in Central America would ruin their town.

Misinformation Fueling Fears in Commack

by Christian Bonawandt on August 20, 2014  

Residents begged Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Commack to consider any proposal that does not involve helping immigrant children.


Teams who participated in the sixth annual Play for Peace tournament in Patchogue.

Scoring a Goal for Peace

by Hendel Leiva on August 19, 2014  

The sixth annual Play for Peace tournament proved just how much the event has become an integral part of the community -- and how much the community has come together since 2008.


Advocates Demand Action from Mangano on Language Access

by Christian Bonawandt on August 19, 2014  

“We have not been consulted, we have not received responses to our concerns… and we have not seen any progress at all."


'Notarios' are a financial and legal threat to immigrants who might benefit from Obama's anticipate executive action.

Protecting Immigrants from ‘Notarios’

by Patrick Young, Esq. on August 18, 2014  

Immigration lawyers who inflate their fees following Obama's executive order will inadvertently empower "notarios," who are not authorized to practice immigration law and will cause legal and financial harm to those seeking their help.


Credit: Diana Robinson.

State Law Enhances Fraud Protections for NY Immigrants

by Christian Bonawandt on August 15, 2014  

The bill establishes two new crimes for felony and misdemeanor immigration assistance fraud.


A look at how DREAMers have benefitted from DACA.

Celebrating Two Years of DACA

by Christian Bonawandt on August 15, 2014  

Long Island Wins is celebrating the second anniversary of DACA with an infographic showing how Americans are benefiting from this program.


At the Department of Social Services in Hempstead, a sign intended to inform individuals in of their right to an interpreter and to help identify the language in which they need assistance is covered by another sign asking visitors not to curse.

Nassau County Misses Deadline for Language Access Programs

by Michael Lewis on August 14, 2014  

Most county agencies are nowhere near ready, and there's little indication of when they will be.


Me and my new son, Ian.

Long Island Wins Family Expands

by Christian Bonawandt on August 14, 2014  

I'm back after a two-week hiatus to go on paternity leave following the birth of my son.


CARECEN has a position available

Job Opening: Immigration Counselor at CARECEN

by Patrick Young, Esq. on August 13, 2014  

Immigration Counselor needed immediately.


Applying for citizenship last week in Brentwood.

New Citizens Will Be the Voice of Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on August 12, 2014  

What we learn from citizenship applicants.

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Upcoming Events
August 23, 2014, 10:00AM - 3:00PM Free Citizenship Help in Brentwood from CARECEN
August 26, 2014, 6:00PM - 9:00PM Coming to the Table: Immigrant Women and Food
August 30, 2014 “Passion of The Art” ~ “Pasion Del Arte”
October 4, 2014, 11:00AM - 3:00PM 16th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival
October 26, 2014, 9:30AM - 12:00PM Walk to End Domestic Violence 2014

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