Nassau D.A. Urges Immigrants to Report Hate Crimes

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Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas

The Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas has joined several other D.A.’s in reassuring immigrants that hate crimes against them will be prosecuted. Here is the joint statement from the D.A.s:

The New York State District Attorneys League of Immigrant Affairs is committed to pro-tecting all the residents of our counties when they become victims of crime. If you are an immigrant, you have the same rights under New York State Law as any other person, no matter what your immigration status may be.

We will not tolerate acts of violence that target people because of their nationality, immi-gration status, race, sexual orientation or gender. If you or someone you know, is the vic-tim of a hate crime or immigrant fraud crime, do not be afraid to come forward. Call 911 if you are in danger or need immediate assistance. We are here to help you and protect your rights.
Our offices treat a victim’s immigration status with complete confidentiality. Our goal is to assist all New Yorkers and support them when they seek justice. We want to ensure that in our communities, justice is equally available to all.

You can also call the Nassau District Attorney directly at 516-571-7756 for non-emergencies.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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