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School transcripts provide vital documentation for those applying for the expanded DACA program.

School Records Key to Applying for DACA

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 23, 2015  

President Obama's executive order expanding DACA goes into effect in February. Here is one hint on how to get ready to apply for work authorization under it.


New ID gives immigrants added security in NYC.

NYC ID Program Benefits Attracts Thousands in First Weeks

by Michael Lewis on January 22, 2015  

The start of the city's municipal ID program has been a huge success.


Riverhead School District is one of six in Suffolk County that will expand access for English language learners.

Suffolk Schools Agree to Changes to Accommodate English Language Learners

by Christian Bonawandt on January 20, 2015  

The districts agreed to expand language access for students and parents through the adoption of model Language Access and Enrollment Procedures for use within the districts.


Si se puede!

How Many Are Eligible for Administrative Relief in Your Area?

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 20, 2015  

MPI has created an online data tool allowing users to examine statistical information about the eligible populations.


Raj Kumar of Bengali Sweet Shop has seen Hicksville transform from the beginning into the Little India it is known as today.

Report: Immigrants Play Outsized Role in ‘Main Street’ Businesses

by Christian Bonawandt on January 16, 2015  

New data from the Fiscal Policy Institute confirms the vital economic role immigrants play in our communities.


Congress has once again moved toward attacking immigrants and separating families.

Long Island Wins Statement on Homeland Security Funding Bill H.R. 240

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on January 15, 2015  

Instead of getting mired in vain attempts to pass hateful legislation, Congress needs to work on crafting commonsense immigration reform policies.



Immigrants Seem Little Aware of DACA Expansion

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 15, 2015  

There are estimated to be 300,000 to 400,000 people newly eligible for DACA, but in talking to organizations around the New York area that work with immigrants, there appears to be very little awareness of the expansion.


Events in Paris make defunding DHS a risky maneuver for Republicans.

Attempts to Defund Administrative Relief Unlikely to Succeed

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 13, 2015  

The bill is unlikely to get the 60 votes needs to pass the Senate.


Je suis Charlie

Long Island Wins Statement on Paris Terror Attacks

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on January 12, 2015  

We re-affirm our commitment to an open-minded society where a free and full debate takes place in a spirit of respect and dignity.


The National Civil Police reported 3,875 murders in 2014 compared with 2,490 the year before.

Homicide Statistics Help Explain Arrival of Central American Children to Long Island

by Patrick Young, Esq. on January 9, 2015  

Homicides in El Salvador rose by 56 percent last year.

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