Long Island

File photo of Congressman Peter King speaking to reporters after a Congressional hearing about radicalization of American Muslims in Washington DC. (Photo Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Marcelo Lucero (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Suffolk More Tolerant After Hate Crime

Crime, In the News, Latino, Long Island September 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Five years after Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was killed, Suffolk County has been fostering tolerance by increasing translation services, revamping the process to report racial crimes and hosting events to bring communities together, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Downtowners Remember 9/11 at Memorial

Government, Long Island, Manhattan September 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Lower Manhattan residents gathered for a community evening at the 9/11 Memorial on September 8 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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L.I. Muslims See Challenges, Hope After Boston Attacks

In the News, Long Island, Religion May 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

A wave of fear swept through the Long Island Muslim community after the Boston Marathon bombing suspects turned out to be of Islamic faith. Rashed Mian from Long Island Press reaches out to Muslim leaders to gauge the fears and hopes of the community following the attacks.

Deputized (¿Cómo Pudo Pasar? in Spanish) (Images taken from trailer)

Little Change in L.I. Town Since Hate Crime

Crime, Immigration, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Nearly five years after the death of immigrant Marcelo Lucero, a local screening of “Deputized ¿Cómo pudo pasar?” a documentary about the people and environment surrounding the hate crime, brings the case back to a town where some say little has changed, finds El Diario-La Prensa.

Members of the Support Committee for Jesús Nazareno de Conchagua nursing homes in El Salvador.

L.I. Group to Help Salvadoran Elderly

Health, Housing, Long Island March 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

A group has been founded in Brentwood to assist in the construction of a nursing home in El Salvador, which will house homeless seniors and let them “enjoy their remaining life in dignity,” reports La Tribuna Hispana.

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Islip Residents Organize Against Pool Closures

Long Island, Social Services February 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Town of Islip officials are considering additional service cuts on top of the already announced closings of the public pools at Roberto Clemente and Casamento Parks, charged Renee Ortiz, a community leader who has been fighting the closings, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

Day laborers (Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Day Laborers Fear Being Left Out of Immigration Reform

In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island February 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Based on the initial proposals for an immigration reform bill, undocumented day laborers and domestic workers could run into difficulties proving they’re employed due to the transitory nature of their work, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Suffolk Group Scrambles to Shelter the Homeless

Housing, Latino, Long Island February 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

The Almost Home program in Long Island stops at train stations three days a week to find homeless people and bring them to a shelter, reports La Tribuna Hispana. They give a bit of sanctuary from the cold winter days, hoping to someday make it every day of the week.

There's almost 3 million Salvadoran living outside of their homeland, about half of them in the U.S. (Photo by Jorge Quinteros via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Salvadorans Push for Right to Vote in Elections Back Home

Central American, Latino, Long Island, Politics January 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Salvadoran organizations in Long Island gathered to demand that El Salvador’s National Assembly allow Salvadorans living abroad to vote no matter the expense, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

Fermin Trejo with his wife Anabella and their son, Devin. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Obama Eases Legalization Process for Undocumented Spouses of Citizens

Immigration, Latino, Long Island January 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The Obama administration has issued new regulations which will allow the undocumented spouses of United States citizens who entered the country illegally to adjust their status without facing the three or 10 year bar from re-entering, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

The Fall of Long Island’s Workplace Project

The Fall of Long Island’s Workplace Project

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Social Services January 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

The year 2012 will be remembered by the Hispanic community of Long Island for the fall of one of its best-known organizations, The Workplace Project/Centro de Derechos Laborales, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

María Eugenia Interiano (Photo from family via La Tribuna Hispana)

Salvadoran Fleeing Violence Succumbs to Cancer While Awaiting Deportation

Immigration, Latino, Long Island December 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

A Salvadoran woman fleeing gang violence found out she had terminal cancer while in a U.S. immigration detention center. This is the story of how she reunited with her son and how the Salvadoran community of Long Island helped them, as reported in La Tribuna Hispana.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (Photo via Long Island al Dia)

Suffolk to Offer Translation and Interpretation Services

Demographics, Latino, Long Island November 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed an order ensuring that interpretation services are available at all county agencies and that essential public documents are translated into six language, Long Island al Dia reported.

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Plenty of Work For Day Laborers

Environment, In the News, Labor, Latino, Long Island, Queens November 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Clean-up and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have provided day laborers in the metro area with plenty of work opportunities but with these new jobs come increased risks in fraud and health, reports El Diario La Prensa.