Tag: SUFFOLK COUNTY

Suffolk County Executive: Welcoming Immigrants Is a ‘Fundamental American Obligation’

Today, as part of National Welcoming Week, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered welcoming remarks to newly naturalized Suffolk County immigrants, while reaffirming that...

Suffolk County Breaks ICE’s Hold, Stops Honoring Immigration Detainer

Long Islanders today congratulated Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco for his decision to end his department’s, which oversees Suffolk Correctional Facilities, cooperation with Federal...

Suffolk County Police Show Some Progress in Treatment of Immigrants

Since the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Suffolk County and the Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning the treatment of immigrants by the...

Thank You, Rep. Tim Bishop

In a Newsday article on Thursday, Rep. Tim Bishop spoke out on behalf of immigrant children from Central America seeking refuge in the U.S....

Immigrants, Faith Leaders, Advocates Call for Compassion and Due Process for...

In response to the Newsday report that more than 2,000 Central American children have recently have settled on Long Island, immigrants, faith leaders, and...

What 2,000 Children Really Means to Long Island’s Communities

The new numbers from the Office of Refugee Resettlement yesterday on the so-called unaccompanied children led to concern and confusion about the 10- and...

A Time for Welcoming and Opportunity

The scene was all too familiar. That’s all I could think of as I sat in the meeting on August 19 at the Smithtown...

Resources for Immigrant Families Facing Barriers to School Enrollment

On Thursday, Long Island Wins reported that some immigrant children are facing barriers to enrolling in LI schools. Nassau and Suffolk residents who feel...

Immigrant Children Face Barriers to Enrollment in Long Island Schools

On Aug. 12, 2011, Mercedes Mercedes of Baldwin tried to enroll her then 15-year-old nephew Fernando in Baldwin High School. Her brother in the...

Misinformation Fueling Fears in Commack

At a community forum at the Commack branch of the Smithtown Public Library on Tuesday night, local residents expressed a variety of grievances with...

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