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“It’s hard for me to understand why we need this meeting. It’s a no brainer."

VIDEOS: Whoever Welcomes Children Welcomes Me (Part III)

by Christian Bonawandt on September 30, 2014  

Rev. Marc Herbst, Rev. Dr. Paul Johnson, and David Newman continue the call for compassion for children from Central America.


Maribel Touré addressed reporters before handing in her petition to run for the Hempstead School Board special election.

Touré and Cross to Face Off Again for Hempstead School Board Seat

by Christian Bonawandt on September 30, 2014  

The election will be overseen by monitors from the state attorney general's office.


"When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as a native among you. And you shall love him/her as you love yourself."

VIDEOS: Whoever Welcomes Children Welcomes Me (Part II)

by Christian Bonawandt on September 29, 2014  

Reflections, thoughts, and prayers for refugee children from Habeeb Ahmed, Rev. Charles Coverdale, Mary Dewar, and Rabbi Steve Moss.


Blanca Schneider

She Is A Voice For Others … Accent and All

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on September 29, 2014  

From an undocumented immigrant learning English to an advocate for those in need, Blanca Schneider's story is one of overcoming and understanding.


“Solidarity with migrants and refugees must be accompanied by the courage and creativity necessary to develop, on a world-wide level, a more just and equitable financial and economic order.”

Pope Asks to Embrace Immigrants and Refugees

by Christian Bonawandt on September 26, 2014  

Pope Francis asked the global community to move away from “attitudes of defensiveness and fear, indifference and marginalization" and embrace immigrants and refugees.


The "grandmother of all agitators" originally hailed from Cork, Ireland.

Mother Jones: Labor Leader, Immigrant American

by Patrick Young, Esq. on September 26, 2014  

Few know the immigration story behind this most famous of women defenders of workers.


Pastor Dennis Walker of Holy Cross in Commack declared that "nadia es ilegal" -- no one is illegal!

VIDEOS: Whoever Welcomes Children Welcomes Me (Part I)

by Christian Bonawandt on September 26, 2014  

Father William Brisotti, Sister Margaret Smyth, Catholic Charities' Carmen Maqilon, and Pastor Dennis walker offer their thoughts and prayers for Central American refugee children resettling on Long Island.


Despite the authenticity of gang threats to three refugees from El Salvadore, a U.S. immigration judge ordered them deported.

The Matter of S-E-G- and Child Refugees, Part I: The Facts

by Patrick Young, Esq. on September 25, 2014  

The ruling in the 2008 case "Matter of S-E-G-" raises questions as to whether children fleeing gang violence in Central America will be granted protected status.


Organizations need volunteer lawyers and translators to help the children.

Child Refugees Need Legal Help Now

by Patrick Young, Esq. on September 25, 2014  

Explaining the legal process to a 14-year-old is not going to count for much in court if the child is unrepresented.


Immigrant-owned Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue hosted the kick-off event for National Welcoming Week on Long Island last week.

Unity and Compassion the Focus of National Welcoming Week on Long Island

by Hendel Leiva on September 24, 2014  

As part of National Welcoming Week 2014, Welcoming Long Island held three events that have important implications for the future of the welcoming movement on Long Island.

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September 21 - October 30, 2014 Hofstra University Irish Studies Program
October 1, 2014 Stand Up for Immigrants!
October 2, 2014, 5:00PM - 7:00PM Don’t Get ICEd
October 2, 2014 International day of Nonviolence
October 4, 2014, 11:00AM - 3:00PM 16th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival

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