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OB-GYN doctor Uma Mysorekar spoke at the inauguration for the Indian Cultural Unit on Dec. 5. The community advocate serves as the president of the Hindu Temple Society of North America. (Photo courtesy of Parker Jewish Instiute via Times Ledger)

Queens Health Nonprofit Opens Indian Unit

Health, Long Island, Queens, South Asian January 23, 2017 at 11:56 am

The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will open an Indian Cultural Unit to serve the growing community in parts of Queens and Long Island, reports Times Ledger.

The family of Rafael Rodríguez – his fiancée Marlenis De Los Santos and his children Rafael and Camila – outside the Varick Street immigration court. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Reprieve for Nearly Deported Dominican

Dominican, Immigration, Long Island, New York January 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm

The case of a Dominican man who was granted parole after being detained for one year, pending deportation after a 14-year-old crime, becomes a wake-up call for the immigrant community in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Noticia)

Planning to Protect Nassau County’s Communities

Immigration, Long Island January 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Several organizations representing immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ and Muslims, among others, gathered this weekend in Nassau County to seek ways to protect the diverse communities on Long Island as the Trump administration approaches, Noticia reports.

At left, Myung-hun Hong, the head of the New York Korean Saxophone Ensemble, offering a donation before the Jna. 8 concert began. (Phot courtesy of the New York Korean Saxophone Ensemble)

Giving Hope to Children in Haiti

Caribbean, Culture, East Asian, Long Island January 9, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The New York Korean Saxophone Ensemble offered its third annual charity concert to benefit, among other recipients, orphanages in Haiti that need drinking water and a wind ensemble in the country, reports The Korea Times.

Jean Shin in front of "elevated" at the 63rd St. station on the new Second Ave. subway line. (Photo by Joeun Lee via Korea Daily)

Korean Artist’s Work Featured at New Subway Station

In an interview with Korea Daily, Korean-born Jean Shin discusses her art, New York and the New York spirit at the opening of the 63rd Street station of the Second Avenue subway, which features her installations, entitled “Elevated.”

One of the locations shut down by the NYPD in a recent anti-trafficking operation. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Sex Trafficking Rings Broken

East Asian, Long Island, New York, Police, Queens January 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Some sex trafficking operations that moved Chinese immigrants across state lines for prostitution were broken recently by joint law enforcement action, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo via Noticia)

DACA Students: Between Anguish and Hope

Immigration, Long Island December 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Noticia interviews devastated DACA students on Long Island whose dreams to study and work protected from deportation are put on hold by the election of Donald Trump.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

On Nov. 8, Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Latino, Long Island, South American November 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

A vigil in Patchogue, Long Island, honored Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean immigrant fatally stabbed in a hate crime eight years ago, reports Long Island Wins.

Secretary General of the U.S Council of Muslim Organizations, Oussama Jammal, speaks at the Remembering Heroes, Building Leaders convention hosted by the Islamic Leadership Council of New York at York College in July. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Urging Muslims to Vote

Elections 2016, Long Island, Muslim, New York, South Asian November 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

The Islamic Leadership Council of New York urged Muslims to exercise their civic responsibility to vote, while the Pakistani American Society of New York held a “candidate night” on Long Island.

One example of the anti-immigrant campaign materials surfacing in election races being held on Long Island. (Photo via Noticia LI)

LI Immigrants Denounce Hatred in Election Campaign

Elections 2016, Immigration, Long Island October 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Long Island immigrant activists denounce the state Republican Party for spreading incendiary, anti-‘illegal immigrant’ messages in this political season’s campaigns, NoticiaLI reports.

Osman Canales (third from the right) and Dr. Fernández (in the gray suit) with some of the collaborators. (Photo via NoticiaLI)

Hope and Lessons at Long Island DREAMers Conference

Education, Immigration, Latino, Long Island October 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

More than 500 students participated in an emotional Second Annual Long Island DREAMers Conference, Noticia reports.

(Photo via News India Times)

New Temple for Hindus on LI

Long Island, Religion, South Asian October 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a 50,000-square-foot temple, has opened its doors in Melville after many years of work, reports News India Times.

Clara Henao turned up enthusiastically to cast her ballot.  (Photo via NoticiaLI.com)

Hope and Heartbreak on LI Over Colombian Referendum

Latino, Long Island October 4, 2016 at 8:03 pm

A Noticia Long Island reporter reflects on his experiences at the voting site as Colombians in Brentwood, New York participated in the peace plebiscite in which “No” won narrowly.

SEPA Mujer’s Dulce Rojas at a press conference in Westbury. (Photo via Noticia)

Activists Register 5,000 New Voters on Long Island

Elections 2016, Immigration, Long Island, Politics October 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Community and pro-immigrant groups register more than 5,000 new voters on Long Island, Noticia Long Island reports.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.