Long Island

Minerva Perez (Photo via The Sag Harbor Express)

A Voice for Latinos on the East End

Latino, Long Island, Social Services March 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm

The Sag Harbor Express profiles two organizations serving the growing Latino community on the East End of Long Island – Organización Latino-Americana and the Latino Advisory Committee.

Members of the Great Neck Chinese Association who attended the March 14 school board meeting. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lunar New Year Now a School Holiday in Great Neck

Asian, Culture, Education, Long Island March 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The Lunar New Year has been added to the public school calendar in Great Neck, making it the first school district on Long Island to recognize the Asian holiday, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(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.

Julio César Acosta was spent 40 days detained under ICE custody. (Photo via El Diario

Salvadoran Father Targeted by ICE Is Released

Immigration, Long Island February 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm

The Salvadoran immigrant who was set for deportation for a decade-old DUI offense reunited with his family and met his newborn son, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

East Hampton officials and members of the Latino Advisory Committee (Photo via Long Island WINS)

Heeding Latino Voices on LI

Latino, Long Island February 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm

In East Hampton, Long Island, a new Latino Advisory Committee has been formed, reports Long Island WINS.

Julio Cesar Acosta, father of 3, faces deportation under ICE's new priorities (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Drunk Driver Targeted by ICE For Deportation

Immigration, Long Island February 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

A Salvadoran father of 3 with a 10 year-old DUI offense has become the face of the new wave of deportations in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(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.

(Photo from the New York Immigration Coalition via Long Island Wins)

A Campaign for Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented in NYS

Long Island, Transportation January 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Organizers behind the “Driver’s License Campaign Project” on Long Island, which advocates for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in New York state, say the issue is a matter of safety, Long Island Wins reports.

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.

Pushing for better language access on Long Island (Photo via Long Island WINS)

Mixed Progress with Language Access on LI

Immigration, Long Island December 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Advocates noted some improvement in access to programs and services in other languages on Long Island, but said there is still work to be done, reports Long Island WINS.