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
This year saw immigration issues brought to the forefront, from demonstrations to community discussions to ramped-up arrests of undocumented individuals. READ
A handful of times this past summer, Carolyn Peabody traveled into New York City to attend the court appearances for a family friend’s son, who had been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His family, she said, had been “very good” to Southold Town. READ
Through hosting citizenship classes at the Riverhead Free Library, Millie Rios often fields questions from her students regarding immigration policies and consequences — especially since Donald Trump has taken office.
Ms. Rios said she’s always made an effort to answer the questions herself or bring speakers to class, but decided the community at large would benefit from a larger public forum. READ
Federal officials confirmed Friday that two people were arrested in Riverhead as part of targeted operations by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials across the country last week. READ
Concepcion Choy of Riverhead is an immigrant from Guatemala who has lived in the United States for 12 years. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)
A social media post early Thursday morning from Aldo’s Coffee in Greenport read: “We are open on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and every other national holiday. Today, we are closed.”
This message was accompanied by a photo of a sign that read “In support of our people and #ADayWithoutImmigrants.”