Monday’s roundtable on the contentious issue of immigration brought a mix of people to Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead. Although advocates for immigration reform were not represented at the forum, which was closed to the public, there were voices inside that are important and should be heeded.
Local law enforcement, including Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley, spoke about gang involvement and the need to establish tactics in our schools to prevent vulnerable young people from being recruited. READ
A roundtable discussion Monday on the nation’s immigration system brought law enforcement, farmers and the parents of a 16-year-old boy slain by MS-13 together at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead. READ
Greenport Village was one of hundreds of locations across the country Saturday where rallies were held to denounce the separation of migrant children from their families and to demand they be reunited.
Congressmen Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Peter King (R-Seaford), citing a massive backlog of pending immigration cases, are requesting that Long Island be the place for a new immigration court. READ
Marylin Banks-Winter remembers walking down a street in Colorado Springs, near the Army base where she lived, when a couple of young men following her in a pickup truck yelled out a racial obscenity directed at her. (more…)
How can faith-based communities have difficult conversations about immigration?
Parish and community group members can explore this question Saturday, May 5, during a training event sponsored by Long Island Jobs with Justice, a coalition that aims to protect the rights of workers.” READ
North Fork Reform Synagoue will host an immigration discussion Sunday, March 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) introduced a bill that aims to revoke the citizenship of immigrants who were involved in gang activity before being naturalized or within 10 years after becoming citizens. READ