Long Island Rallies Against Family Separation This Weekend

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This weekend will be a time when Long Islanders will express their opposition to the cruel separation of families at the border and the attack on refugees by the Trump administration. “Protect Families” and “Keep Families Together” have been adopted as the slogans for hundreds of rallies around the country that began yesterday and continue until Sunday. Here is a rundown of events on Long Island on Saturday and Sunday:

Rockville Centre: On Saturday June 30 at 10 AM, there will be a rally in Rockville Centre on Front Street across from the LIRR station.

Westbury: On Saturday June 30 at 11 AM – a rally organized by high school students will be held at the corner of Maple Avenue and Post Avenue in downtown Westbury.

East Setauket: On Saturday June 30th at 11 AM, a rally will take place at the corner of Bennetts Road & Route 25A in East Setauket.

Greenport: On Saturday June 30 at 11 AM, a rally will take place in Mitchell Park in Greenport.

Huntington: On Saturday June 30 at 1 PM, the Huntington rally will take place on the corner of Route 110 and Jericho Turnpike in Huntington.

East Meadow: On Saturday June 30 at 5 PM, there will be a rally at the Nassau County Correctional Center at 100 Carman Avenue in East Meadow. Nassau County allows ICE to maintain an office at the jail for the deportation of Nassau County residents.

Learn More: On Sunday, July 1, Pat Young of CARECEN will be speaking about “Family Separation and the Attack on Refugees” at 1:15 PM, in the Social Hall of the Shelter Rock Unitarian Church 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY 11030.

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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.