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Children fleeing gang violence will no longer even so much as have a hearing.

Senate Votes to Deny Newly Arrived Children Court Hearings

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 27, 2015  

Conservatives are pushing to repeal anti-human trafficking laws that protect children fleeing forced prostitution and gang violence.


The education session examined the opportunities and challenges faced by many school districts in meeting the needs of Long Island’s immigrant children.

Summit Action Steps from the Education Breakout Session

by Christian Bonawandt on March 26, 2015  

The education session was among the liveliest and most well attended sessions at the summit. Here are the action steps developed by the workgroup.



Conference on Administrative Relief Examines How to Move Forward Despite Injunction

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 26, 2015  

Although administrative relief is on hold, there is still a lot that can be done for the undocumented.


The Islamic Association of Long Island in Selden is the oldest mosque on Long Island.

Long Island Muslim Leader Seeks Interfaith Peace in Letter to Pope

by Christian Bonawandt on March 25, 2015  

Dr. Yousuf U. Syed of the Islamic Association of Long Island in Selden sent a letter to the Pope in response to a request by the pontiff that Muslims denounce terrorism.


Vargas’s story reminds us that those who reside in the U.S. without documentation are more like us than we realize.

Long Island Wins to Host a Screening and Panel on ‘Documented’ at SUNY Stony Brook

by Hendel Leiva on March 23, 2015  

"Documented" tells the story of Jose Antonio Vargas, who, like the estimated 100,000 undocumented immigrants living on Long Island, is American in every way except on paper.


Hiring Now!

Job Opening: Long Island Civic Engagement Table Organizer

by Christian Bonawandt on March 20, 2015  

LICET is seeking a passionate and energetic full-time organizer to lead its work in Suffolk County.


Photo courtesy Vonderau Visuals/Flickr.

Hispanic Job Gains Not Felt on Long Island

by Michael Lewis on March 19, 2015  

Long Island is not keeping pace with the rest of the nation in construction and related job growth.

The Immigrants’ Civil War: The Germans

by Patrick Young, Esq. on March 18, 2015  

An index to our articles on German immigrants during the Civil War.


More than 400 people turned out for our summit on immigration last month.

The Long Island Wins Show: Summit Proves Long Island Has Reached the ‘Turning Point’ on Immigration

by Christian Bonawandt on March 18, 2015  

The show recapped some of the exciting outcomes from our hugely successful summit on immigration at Hofstra University, which took place on Feb. 26.

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