Long Island

Lee Zeldin (Photo via The Suffolk Times)

An Immigration Court on LI?

Immigration, Long Island, Manhattan, New York May 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Two Republican legislators on Long Island are urging that an immigration court be established there, The Suffolk Times reports.

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

How Gang Databases and Detentions Affect Communities

A new study from the New York Immigration Coalition and the CUNY School of Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic describes how innocent immigrants are being swept up in the government’s targeting of gangs.

Sonia Spar, left, is running in the Greenport District election, and Elizabeth Silva, right, in the Riverhead District. (Photos via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Two Latinas Seek to Diversify LI School Boards

Education, Latino, Long Island May 15, 2018 at 4:45 pm

For the first time ever, two Latina candidates are running for the Riverhead and Greenport school boards, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Mateo Flores, who is running for a seat on the Westbury School District board. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Flores Seeks to Be Second Hispanic on Westbury School Board

Central American, Elections 2018, Long Island May 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Long Island Salvadoran-American Mateo Flores seeks to be the second Hispanic on the board of the predominantly Latino school district of Westbury, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Members of SEPA Mujer, who worked along with LILAC to have the Language Access Bill passed in Suffolk County. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Language Access Bill Passes: A Victory for Immigrants in Suffolk

Government, Immigration, Long Island May 3, 2018 at 4:33 pm

In a win for Long Island pro-immigrant groups and legislator Mónica Martínez, the Suffolk County Legislature passed a measure to expand language services, Noticia Long Island reports.

Erika Duncan, the founder of Herstory, which published “Brave Journeys,” hopes the collection of stories written by immigrant teens at Long Island high schools will become part of curriculums across the country. (Photo by Amber Davis via The East Hampton Star)

The ‘Brave Journeys’ of Immigrant Students

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 27, 2018 at 11:16 am

High school students on Long Island described the harrowing journeys they endured in coming to the U.S. in a recently released anthology, reports The East Hampton Star.

(Photo courtesy of the NY Dream Foundation via RiverheadLOCAL)

‘Dream’ Scholarships for Immigrant Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

With the financial assistance of Long Island residents and organizations, the Dream Foundation helps immigrant youths pursue higher education, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Vivian Viloria-Fisher (Photo by Christopher Walsh via The East Hampton Star)

LI Candidate on Immigration and Dominican Roots

Elections 2018, Long Island, Politics April 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

The East Hampton Star profiles Vivian Viloria-Fisher, a native of the Dominican Republic and former Suffolk County legislator who speaks about her decades of community involvement on Long Island.

Alex Sánchez, director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, California, is a former gang member who participated in the first  conference Building a Strong Long Island: Gang Interventions at Work. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Gang Conference Addresses Harsh Reality of Family Reunification

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A panel on gang violence on Long Island brought testimonies of former gang members who explained how family reunification policies have been a factor in creating disaffected immigrant youths who become prey to gangs, Noticia Long Island reports.

Two entrepreneurs at the recent fair in Bridgehampton. (Photo by María del Mar via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

First Latino Entrepreneurship Fair in the Hamptons

Business, Latino, Long Island April 18, 2018 at 12:50 pm

A church in Bridgehampton celebrated the first Latino entrepreneurship fair in the Hamptons, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Carolina Fuentes - aka Mila Tina - at the OLE East End Pachanga For Peace and Unity concert at the Bay Street Theater on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 (Photo courtesy of Carolina Fuentes via RiverheadLOCAL en Español)

Latina Empowerment at Sag Harbor Dance and Music Celebration

Culture, Latino, Long Island, Women April 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm

The event Pachanga 2018 ¡Viva La Mujer!, featuring a musician who is a victim of sexual assault, focuses on the empowerment of Latina women in eastern Long Island, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

"Mexico is where you are" (Image via Voto Mexicano/Facebook)

Helping LI Mexicans to Vote in Mexican Elections

Long Island, Mexican, Politics March 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm

A local, grassroots initiative will help Mexicans on the Long Island East End vote in their country’s next presidential election, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

(Photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

Guilty Pleas in Latina Group Diner Labor Abuse Case

Food, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Women March 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

In a case raised by Latina justice advocacy group SEPA Mujer, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the guilty pleas of the managers of a Southampton diner who stole wages from workers, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

Long Island Language Advocates Coalition (LILAC) coordinator and senior paralegal at Empire Justice Cheryl Keshner speaking at a Suffolk County Legislature public hearing Tuesday in Riverhead. (Photo by Maria Piedrabuena via RiverheadLOCAL)

Suffolk Bill Would ‘Ensure Language Assistance’

Government, Long Island March 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A bill in Suffolk County would codify into law an executive order expanding language access services in government agencies, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Enda Steck, left, and Audrey Gaines have served together on the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force since it was created in 1993 to address discrimination. (Photo by Hilary Thayer Hamann via The East Hampton Star)

LI Anti-Bias Task Force Marks 25 Years

Long Island February 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm

The founding members of the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force speak to The East Hampton Star about how the political atmosphere has “changed the nature” of what they do.