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The election of Betty Cross (right) over Maribel Touré (left) has been invalidated. The two must run again.

Special Election Ordered for Contested Hempstead School Board Seat

by Christian Bonawandt on August 29, 2014  

Maribel Touré and Betty Cross will face off again in a special election ordered by the New York state education commissioner.

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Suffolk police officials have had a second meeting with advocates about work being done concerning the treatment of immigrants.

Suffolk County Police Show Some Progress in Treatment of Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on August 29, 2014  

There have been some important improvements at the Suffolk County Police Department since the start of the year, though more work is needed.

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Rep. Tim Bishop correctly told Newsday on Thursday that children fleeing violence in Central America were part of a humanitarian crisis.

Thank You, Rep. Tim Bishop

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on August 28, 2014  

Long Island Wins would like to commend Rep. Bishop, not only for using commonsense about Central American children on Long Island, but for taking the side of compassion, dignity, and due process.

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The children, many of whom may only be here for a short time, are being easily absorbed into the community.

Immigrants, Faith Leaders, Advocates Call for Compassion and Due Process for Immigrant Children

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on August 28, 2014  

Many communities across the country are already welcoming these children, and Long Island should be part of this trend.

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If not for the political hoopla surrounding these children their presence would scarcely be noticed.

What 2,000 Children Really Means to Long Island’s Communities

by Patrick Young, Esq. on August 28, 2014  

The number of child refugees on Long Island is minuscule compared to the 2.8 million total population.

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It wasn't all hate at the Commack Community Association meeting last week.

A Time for Welcoming and Opportunity

by Hendel Leiva on August 27, 2014  

Despite vocal opposition to care for immigrant children in Commack, I saw glimpses of opportunity to build a welcoming community.

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Immigrant contributions to Medicare have kept the program afloat.

Study: Immigrants Are a Boon on U.S. Health Care Costs

by Michael Lewis on August 26, 2014  

Documented and undocumented immigrants alike have prolonged the solvency of Medicare trust funds and helped subsidize Social Security.

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The kids are not alright.

Deported Children Murdered in Honduras

by Patrick Young, Esq. on August 26, 2014  

As many as one-in-five children killed in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula since February were recent deportees from the United States.

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Baldwin is one of several school districts subject to controversy over immigrant child enrollment.

Resources for Immigrant Families Facing Barriers to School Enrollment

by Christian Bonawandt on August 25, 2014  

Nassau and Suffolk residents who feel they are victim to such action by their school district may find the following resources helpful.

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Is your passport ready?

Getting Ready for Executive Action: Update Your Passport

by Patrick Young, Esq. on August 25, 2014  

Getting or updating your passport is the first step undocumented immigrants can take to prepare for President Obama’s executive order.

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