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Twelve school districts on Long Island require a birth certificate in order to enroll.

Immigrant Children Still Facing Roadblocks to Enrollment at Many Long Island Schools

by Christian Bonawandt on October 31, 2014  

A NYCLU report finds that 139 school districts in New York state, including 12 on Long Island, have enrollment practices that could prevent immigrants from attending school.


Going big on administrative relief will galvanize immigrants' and Latinos' support of Obama's broader agenda.

No Point in Scaling Back Executive Action

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 31, 2014  

Political advisors are trying to convince the president to scale back his executive action. But will that really stem any criticism from his opponents?


"Dr. King had a dream, we have a DREAM, too!"

Undocumented Students Protest Sen. Martins’ NY DREAM Act Position with Study-In Outside His Office

by Christian Bonawandt on October 30, 2014  

Students with a desire to get an education asked Senator Martins to change his stance on the NY DREAM Act.


School funding matters to all Long Islanders, immigrant and native-born alike.

Op-Ed: School Funding is a Priority for All Parents

by Dionisia Canales on October 30, 2014  

Part II of our four-part series looks at the importance of school funding for Long Island immigrant voters.


Who better to issue a call for compassion than religious leaders?

Hope Amid Hate: LI Religious Leaders Call Their Congregations to Welcome Newly Arrived Children

by Richard Koubek, Ph.D. on October 29, 2014  

This past weekend, congregations across Long Island called for compassion for the newly arrived children from Central America living on Long Island.


Touré beat Cross nearly two-to-one.

Touré Beats Cross with Record Turnout for Special Election

by Christian Bonawandt on October 29, 2014  

The battle for the Hempstead School Board finally has a definitive victor.


Regina Casale is a teacher who helped Patchogue's Ecuadoran community be heard after Marcelo Lucero was murdered in 2008.

Local Heroes: Regina Casale, Educator Against Anti-Immigrant Violence

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 26, 2014  

Regina Casale is an educator with deep connections in the Ecuadoran immigrant community that was put to the test when Marcelo Lucero was killed in 2008 in Long Island's most notorious hate crime.


Dr. Harold Fernandez of Stony Brook University Hospital.

Local Heroes: Dr. Harold Fernandez, the DREAMer Who Became a Heart Surgeon

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 24, 2014  

This well-known cardiac surgeon started his life in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.


This is Part I of a four-part series on issues that affect the lives of immigrants on Long Island.

Op-Ed: Raising the Minimum Wage is the Only Fair Choice

by Alexander López on October 22, 2014  

In this first installment of a new four-part series, one Long Island immigrant discusses the issue of minimum wage.


Vargas’s story, which has been generating serious Oscar buzz, reminds us that those who reside in the U.S. without documentation are more like us than we realize.

St. Joseph’s to Host First-Ever Long Island Screening of ‘Documented’

by Hendel Leiva on October 22, 2014  

Join us at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue for the first Long Island screening of "Documented."

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