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You Can Help Create a Long Island That Works for Everyone

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on December 10, 2014  

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Long Islanders Demand Apology from Peter King

by Christian Bonawandt on December 19, 2014  

Residents are upset about King's recent remarks about Eric Garner.


Vikar is one of many Long Islanders who has been left out of Obama's administrative relief.

After Administrative Relief: Fighting for Those Who Are Left Out

by Christian Bonawandt on December 18, 2014  

For many undocumented immigrants, Obama's announcement was bittersweet -- sweet for many, bitter for many others.


New rules codify and clarify existing laws.

New State Rules Will Ease School Enrollment for Immigrant Children

by Christian Bonawandt on December 16, 2014  

Hempstead's controversy over student enrollment practices has prompted the Board of Regents to draft new rules to help ensure faster and easier enrollment for immigrant children.


Walter Barrientos (left) and Carlos Reyes (middle) of Make the Road NY.

Walter Barrientos and Carlos Reyes on Administrative Relief

by Laura Lemus on December 16, 2014  

Despite what may happen politically after President Obama steps out of office, eligible individuals believe the benefits outweigh the risks.


Sister Margaret Smyth has worked with more than 100 of the children from Central America.

Sister Margaret Smyth on the Newly Arrived Children

by Laura Lemus on December 15, 2014  

Having lived in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala she witnessed first-hand the many reasons these children were leaving their home countries.


Members of the Long Island DREAM Act Coalition stand outside Governor Cuomo's Hicksville office.

DREAMers Push Cuomo to Pass NY DREAM Act

by Laura Lemus on December 12, 2014  

Long Island Wins and other advocates urged Cuomo to make good on his verbal support for the NY DREAM Act.


By honoring ICE holds, Suffolk County police damaged its relationship with the immigrant community.

Daniel Altschuler on Suffolk County Police and ICE Holds

by Laura Lemus on December 12, 2014  

Suffolk County police announced they would cease honoring holds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


The Senate report on the CIA's use of torture was a nightmarish flashback for those of us who have worked with Long Island’s own torture victims.

Torture too Familiar to Long Island Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on December 11, 2014  

Hundreds of Long Islanders were victims of torture in their homelands in Central America during the 1980s and 1990s.


Long Islanders conduct one of several "die ins" during the Sunday march in response to the police killing of Eric Garner.

Long Islanders Take Action for Human Rights

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on December 10, 2014  

All week Long Islanders have been taking action to demand respect for human rights in the face of extreme police actions and a lack of accountability for those actions.

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