Tag: CHILD REFUGEES

Homicide Statistics Help Explain Arrival of Central American Children to Long...

When young Central Americans began arriving in high numbers in the United States last year, a common question was why the increase in arrivals...

Coalition Leaders Call on Cuomo for ‘Immigrant Equality’

Members of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) have issued a roadmap for immigrant equality in New York State and are calling on Governor...

New State Rules Will Ease School Enrollment for Immigrant Children

Parents and guardians of immigrant children will find it easier to enroll their children in school under new rules proposed Monday by the New...

Sister Margaret Smyth on the Newly Arrived Children

Throughout the year, Long Island Wins extensively covered many details about the newly arrived children from Central America. Recently, I took the opportunity to...

Refugee Applications Available for Central American Children of Lawfully Present Parents

The last two weeks of November saw several new immigration programs beyond the headline grabbers of work permits for 3 to 5 million undocumented....

LILAC Conference: Filling in the Gaps to Language Access

“It’s simple justice that those who contribute their tax dollars through the treasury to public resources should not be excluded from the very institutions...

Remembering the Past for the Sake of Our Future

One hundred and fifty people gathered in a small Latino evangelical church In Patchogue next to the spot where seven young men ambushed Ecuadoran...

Hope Amid Hate: LI Religious Leaders Call Their Congregations to Welcome...

Media coverage of the more than 2,500 newly arrived Central American children on Long Island has been quite depressing since late summer. In August,...

Hempstead Students Finally Begin Classes—But Where Will They Sit?

Students in Hempstead who have not seen the inside of a classroom since the school year started on Sept. 3 have finally begun receiving...

Hempstead Enrollment Practices Under Investigation

In response to allegations that the district is not educating immigrant students, New York State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. has ordered Nassau...

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