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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 cover of the latest edition of New York Time Magazine featured this image pasted to the triangle pavement on Flatiron Plaza, between Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 23rd Street.

‘New York Times Magazine’ Cover Highlights NY Immigrants

by Christian Bonawandt on April 24, 2015  

An Azerbaijani immigrant graced the cover of New York Times Magazine in the form a 150-foot pasting. But why?


The health care session was one of seven tasked with developing action steps to make the most of the opportunities that Obama’s administrative relief program would bring to Long Island.

Summit Action Steps for the Health Care Session

by Christian Bonawandt on April 24, 2015  

Attendees at the health care session tackled the complex physical and mental health needs of today's immigrant communities.


The implementation of the plan was formally announced at a regular meeting of the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday.

City of Long Beach Announces Language Access Plan

by Samuel J. Paul on April 23, 2015  

Limited English proficient (LEP) immigrants living in Long Beach can now access city services in their native language.


The economics session came up with action items to help address the lack of understanding regarding how immigrant influence the economy and plans for how to boost that positive influence.

Summit Action Steps for the Economics Session

by Christian Bonawandt on April 22, 2015  

In general, educating people about the relationship between immigrants and the economy is a challenge.


Long Islander Walt Whitman understood that America is a "teeming nation of nations."

D’Innocenzo: Appreciating Long Island’s Immigrants

by Michael D’Innocenzo on April 21, 2015  

Immigrants from all nations have made distinctive contributions to our culture, even while they have been affected by it.


The judges weren't buying the states' arguments.

Appeals Court Questions States’ Legal Ability to Sue Over Administrative Relief

by Patrick Young, Esq. on April 20, 2015  

On Friday, a three-judge panel cast doubt on whether the states have "standing" -- i.e. the legal ability to file a particular lawsuit -- against the Obama administration.


The White House Task Force on New Americans is an inter-agency effort to better integrate immigrants and refugees and build welcoming communities.

White House Recognizes Welcoming Communities Are Stronger Communities

by Hendel Leiva on April 17, 2015  

A new report by the White House Task Force on New Americans emphasizes the importance of local efforts to build welcoming environments where immigrants and long-time residents join together to create stronger communities.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not responding to the will of his constituents or to the calls of conscience.

NJ’s Position on Administrative Relief a Disappointment

by Patrick Young, Esq. on April 17, 2015  

Nineteen percent of the people living in New Jersey are Latino, so why is it opposing Obama's administrative relief program?

Two Countries, No Home

by Christian Bonawandt on April 17, 2015  

This New York Times Op-Doc tells the untold story of "the other Dreamers."

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