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
To the editor:
I am heartened by more than one article in the Feb. 22 Suffolk Times. I appreciated the words of Steve Choi, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, who responded to Lee Zeldin’s bill, identifying it as “shameless political posturing.” Such a bill would cause many respectable immigrants to be apprehended for no reason at all, and cause citizens to be unnecessarily alarmed. 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
“What do I do now?”
That’s the most common question immigration lawyer Christopher Worth of East Quogue is hearing lately, since the recent announcement that Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador would end next year. 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.
Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a series of operations across the country, prompting discussions about how local police departments should handle immigration.
Police chiefs on the North Fork have shown that they’re on the same page when it comes to policies involving undocumented immigrants, which remain unchanged and ultimately leave matters of immigration up to federal officials and ICE.
Based on what I’m seeing daily in the mainstream media (and in some of our recent Super Bowl ads) it appears that it has now become racist/xenophobic (if not downright evil) to deny illegal immigrants U.S. residence — including most of the benefits of citizenship. READ