Long Island Wins Radio Show: Examining TPS and Nassau’s Historic Election

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From left are pictured, Maryann Slutsky, Long Island Wins Executive Director; Luis Mendez, president of Noches Latinas Consulting International; Jano Tantongco, Long Island Wins Online Editor; Pedro Quintanilla, Westbury Union Free School District Board of Education Trustee; and Miguel Antonio Alas Sevillano, Consul General for the Republic of El Salvador on Long Island, New York, and Connecticut.

Long Island Wins hosted on its radio show on November 16 three distinguished guests who gave us an insight into the situation behind the consequences of terminating the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, as well as an analysis into the racist rhetoric used in the recent election.

Most recently, the Trump administration announced an end to the program for Haiti on November 20, leaving 59,000 Haitians counting the days until they may have to return to a country still dealing with the ravages of natural disaster.

Long Island Wins had the pleasure and privilege of speaking with Miguel Antonio Alas Sevillano, Consul General for the Republic of El Salvador on Long Island, New York, and Connecticut who explained the importance of TPS for Salvadorans.

Luis Mendez, president of Noches Latinas Consulting International, who told listeners about receiving a flyer widely criticized as racist for showing Latinos as gang members, which endorsed then-candidate for Nassau County Executive, Jack Martins.

Long Island Wins also spoke with Pedro Quintanilla, Westbury Union Free School District Board of Education Trustee, who elaborated on the need for TPS and the effects that anti-immigrant rhetoric has had in the local school community.

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