Post Tagged with: "Suffolk County"

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Fear Grows Over Alleged ICE Targeting of LI Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Activists fear that the detention of two students from a Suffolk school who were accused of being gang members may give ICE free rein to arrest youths with no criminal background, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Two Latinas Run for Suffolk Legislature Seat

Government, Latino, Long Island June 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm

For the first time two Latina candidates will vie for a seat in the Suffolk County Legislature, a sign of not just the growing Hispanic power on Long Island, but also of deepening rifts within the community, La Tribuna Hispana USA reports.

Ángela Ramos will run to represent the 9th District. (Photo via Via Noticia Long Island)

Ángela Ramos Announces Candidacy for the Suffolk Legislature

Dominican, Immigration, Long Island, Politics June 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

Dominican-born Angela Ramos, wife of Assemblyman Phil Ramos, will run for the Suffolk County Legislature, Noticia Long Island reports.

The Acosta family eagerly waiting for the approaching reopening of the popular park. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Popular LI Park to Reopen After ‘Environmental Racism’ Case

Environment, Long Island May 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm

After being closed for contamination in 2014 because it was being used as a landfill, Brentwood’s Roberto Clemente Park, a favorite recreation place for Long Island’s Hispanic community, will reopen this summer, Noticia Long Island reports.

The victim, Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero. (Photo via El Diario)

Brother of Murdered Immigrant Calls for Cancellation of Trump Rally

Crime, Elections 2016, Immigration, Long Island, Politics April 12, 2016 at 5:46 pm

“The presence of the candidate who promotes a message of hatred against immigrants saddens our community,” Joselo Lucero told El Diario/La Prensa.

Do not miss our show! José Martínez (left,) reporter at Noticia, and Carlos Reyes (right,) community activist. (Photo via Noticia)

Coffee with José – A Show with News on LI Latinos

Latino, Long Island, Media April 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm

A new show will feature video interviews with Latinos on Noticia, the Long Island Spanish-language news site.

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.

Alexandra Ramón – Andrea Gabriela Armijo's sister – and her partner, Manuel Pucha, at their East Hampton house. Andrea Gabriela Armijo's body was found hanging from a tree on September 28, 2014. The Police deemed it a suicide, but the family is seeking to have the case reopened. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos Demand Equal Justice in the Hamptons 

Latino, Long Island, Police November 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

The death of an Ecuadorean woman in the Hamptons, ruled a suicide by the police, has exposed the chasm between local authorities and the growing Hispanic community, El Diario reports.

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Latinos Sue Long Island Police Department for Profiling, Theft

Crime, Long Island, Police May 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Twenty-one Latino immigrants filed a class-action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department claiming racial profiling and theft, El Diario reports.

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Ending ‘Secure Communities’ on Long Island?

Crime, Immigration, In the News, Long Island September 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Suffolk County on Long Island ended cooperation with the Secure Communites program of ICE, and now some are pressing Nassau County officials to do the same, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Phones connected to translation services in six languages have been installed in all public offices, police vehicles and in some police stations throughout Suffolk County. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

LI Cops Mend Fences with Immigrant Community

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Long Island August 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Suffolk County police are trying to mend fences with immigrant communities, offering translation and other services to crime victims, El Diario reports.

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Martha Maffei: Advocate for Long Island Latinas

Latino, Long Island, Social Services, Women January 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Once a social worker in Peru, Martha Maffei has helped immigrant women who are isolated, unemployed or in crisis in Long Island communities, reports Zaira Cortes of 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.

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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.

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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.