Long Island Immigrant Groups Meet to Plan for the Future


Representatives of three dozen non-profit organizations met Wednesday to set priorities for the coming year. Organizations as diverse as Make the Road, CARECEN, Long Island Wins, and La Fuerza discussed the challenges facing immigrants.

President Trump’s offensive against immigrants was uppermost on people’s minds, with much of the discussion considering ways to counter his restrictionism. The assembly also discussed immigrants’ problems finding housing, segregation patterns in many communities, and ways that bad public transit limits economic advancement by immigrant families. The meeting was organized by the New York Immigration Coalition.

Francis Madi was the organizer of the gathering.
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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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