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We are $2,000 short of our goal. You can help us get there!

Long Island Wins $10,000 Challenge Grant: We Need Your Help!

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on April 10, 2015  

Please join us and donate now to help us build a Long Island that works for everyone -- because when everyone works together, Long Island “wins!”

The Immigrants’ Civil War: The Germans

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 17, 2015  

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

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What are your roots?

D’Innocenzo: Start Immigrant Stories with Yourself

by Michael D’Innocenzo on May 4, 2015  

By studying our own roots, we can develop a deeper appreciation of what fellow citizens have experienced and are newly experiencing as today’s immigrants.

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The Arizona sheriff is on trial for contempt of court for defying a court order to disband immigration patrols.

The Half-Hearted Apology of Joe Arpaio

by Patrick Young, Esq. on May 1, 2015  

How does a court order that received national publicity fall "through the cracks"?

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Twenty-one Latino Long Islanders named as plaintiffs claim that multiple SCPD officers systematically targeted them and other Latinos for unfounded, race-based stops.

Long Island Latinos File Suit Against Suffolk Police for Systemic, Race-based Attacks

by Christian Bonawandt on April 30, 2015  

The lawsuit alleges that the department condoned a 10-year crime spree against Latinos, even as it was being investigated by the Department of Justice for bias against the Latino community.

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What were the action steps?

Summit Action Steps for the Governance Session

by Christian Bonawandt on April 30, 2015  

The conversation centered on several issues, including voter registration, advocating for policy changes, and getting immigrants access to government and private services.

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Harry H. Wachtel (left) with Dr. Martin Luther King.

D’Innocenzo: Country in Need of a New ‘Common Sense’

by Michael D’Innocenzo on April 29, 2015  

A recent article in The Economist harkens back to the days of Tom Paine's "Common Sense" and Dr. Martin Luther King's model for inclusion.

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Don't play politics with me.

Attack on Birthright Citizenship is Not About the Law

by Patrick Young, Esq. on April 29, 2015  

Birthright citizenship is neither a “custom” nor a “practice” -- it is a Constitutional right.

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Despite worsening conditions in Central America, less children have arrived than expected, according to Border Patrol.

What’s Causing Less Central American Children to Enter the U.S.?

by Patrick Young, Esq. on April 28, 2015  

The number of Central American children arriving in the U.S. to escape violence and reunite with family has not increased anywhere near the levels seen last year. There are a number of reasons for that.

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Do you know the Bagelman?

Lox of Opportunity: The Story of Bagelman Owner Ray Parada

by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky on April 27, 2015  

Ray Parada's road to becoming the “bagel man” was paved with many unexpected turns, lots of disappointment and hardship, but also many opportunities.

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