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The deadline to apply for an extension is Dec. 15.

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 17, 2014  

Hondurans and Nicaraguans who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status are now eligible for an 18-month extension of their status.


The education commissioner has once again been forced to intervene with the district.

Hempstead Enrollment Practices Under Investigation

by Christian Bonawandt on October 17, 2014  

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. has ordered Nassau BOCES to investigate the enrollment procedures for the Hempstead school district.


Immigrants can no longer be held without bail in Arizona.

Court Rejects Arizona No-Bail Law for Immigrants

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 16, 2014  

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that denying bail to immigrants is a violation of America's constitutional guarantee that every person is innocent until proven guilty.


Immigrant children -- all of whom are Hispanic -- are being denied a constitutionally guaranteed education by the Hempstead school district.

Hempstead Rejecting Immigrant Students

by Christian Bonawandt on October 16, 2014  

At least 34 students have been turned away from school for weeks due to claims of a lack of classroom space and teachers.


The wedding of Nadesha and Jesus Muniz was the original inspiration for Welcoming Long Island's Define American article series.

Define American: Celebrating a Marriage of Cultures

by Hendel Leiva on October 16, 2014  

The blending of cultures at the wedding of Jesus and Nadesha Muniz demonstrated the new way in which many of us are Defining American.


Part of the Growing a Diverse Long Island series.

Nassau Voters and Candidates to Talk Minimum Wage, School Funding at Forum

by Christian Bonawandt on October 15, 2014  

Hear where the candidates stand on improving jobs and schools in Nassau County.


More than 12 million Latinos voted in the 2012 election, but another 11 million voter-eligible Latinos stayed home.

Neither Party Has Yet to Realize the Full Potential of the Latino Vote

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 14, 2014  

Inaction and false promises on immigration from both the president and Congress shows how little each understands the full potential of the Latino vote.


Despite rumors, anti-immigrant protesters no-showed on Tuesday.

The Immigration Conversation is Changing in Suffolk County

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 10, 2014  

There is hope that the county is once again becoming a forward-looking leader on immigration issues.



More Bad News for Newly Arrived Children

by Patrick Young, Esq. on October 8, 2014  

The Supreme Court has not issued a ruling on a refugee case involving gang membership, but there have been decisions by Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal that are relevant.


"We ask that Suffolk County legislators do their part to support these efforts, as well as those of faith communities who are leading the call to help these children, and commit to treating the children with compassion and dignity.”

Coalition to Suffolk Legislators: Be Advocates for Newly Arrived Central American Children

by Christian Bonawandt on October 7, 2014  

A coalition of immigrants, advocates and faith leaders held a press conference and rally to ask legislators to promise to compassionately support and welcome the newly arrived children from Central America.

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