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Jorge Montalvo (right), director of New York State Office for New Americans talked about how the state is moving forward on pro-immigrant legislation.

Summit on Immigration: Long Islanders Can’t—and Won’t—Wait for Washington

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 27, 2015  

The attendees agreed that there is so much work to be done that waiting for the “leaders” to lead is not an option.



Now More than Ever Long Island Needs a Summit on Immigration

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on February 25, 2015  

Long Island has much to gain from the implementation of administrative relief.


Si se puede!

Obama to Seek Emergency Stay to Allow Administrative Relief to Move Forward

by Christian Bonawandt on February 20, 2015  

The Department of Justice will file for a stay of the injunction by Monday.


Texas doesn't charge enough for driver's licenses.

Court Blocked Administrative Relief Over Cost of Driver’s Licenses

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 20, 2015  

The judge that ruled to block administrative relief did so on the basis that states such as Texas charge residents less for driver's licenses than it costs to issue them.


Resources for immigrant students.

Scholarships Available to Immigrants Regardless of Status

by Francis Madi on February 18, 2015  

Your immigration status should not inhibit you from going to college and pursuing your educational dreams!


Attorneys are preparing an appeal of the decision to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Lawyers Already Appealing Texas Court Ruling on Administrative Relief

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 17, 2015  

The ruling is outside the legal mainstream on the issue of prosecutorial discretion as well as on the ability of states to challenge federal immigration policy.


We fully expect the ruling to be overturned in an appeals court.

Long Island Wins Statement on Texas Lawsuit Ruling

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on February 17, 2015  

The court's attempt to block administrative relief is doomed to fail.


Bills, school transcripts, and medical records can all be used to prove continuous residence.

DACA Expansion Feb. 18: How to Prove Continuous Residence

by Patrick Young, Esq. on February 16, 2015  

Applicants must have proof that they have been in the United States since January 1, 2010.


Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu Salha of Chapel Hill, N.C. were killed by a neighbor in what appears to be a hate motivated crime.

Long Island Wins Statement on Chapel Hill Murders

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on February 13, 2015  

We grieve alongside the family and friends of these three bright, young people who had so much to offer their community, our country, and the world.


Advocates want the state attorney general and the education department to place the district under formal monitoring.

Community ‘Appalled,’ Wants Action on Hempstead ‘Wait List’

by Christian Bonawandt on February 13, 2015  

The community is upset over the latest allegations of violations of immigrant students' rights.

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