The vulgar word President Donald Trump allegedly used during a discussion with legislators to describe immigration from several African countries and Haiti created a firestorm this week in the political sphere and beyond. READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) held mobile offices at the Riverhead Fire Department Monday before he headed down to the Capitol for a House of Representatives vote.
A Thursday night fundraiser for Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), where former White House strategist and conservative Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon was a headliner, drew criticism from constituents. READ
Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, is to attend a fundraiser next month for Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley).
He arrived in the United States in 2007 at age 15.
Jonnathan Pulla’s parents traveled with him and his two infant siblings from Ecuador in hopes of finding economic success and a better life for their children. Three years later, he graduated from Riverhead High School and then attended college for one semester. Tuition, though, became too high and he was unable to pay the cost out of pocket.
Immigration to America is one of the most contentious political issues of the day. Who gets to come here and work and who gets to stay has been hotly and emotionally debated for years, even more so this week with the president’s decision to end the so-called Dreamers program that allowed some 800,000 young people who entered the country without proper paperwork to stay.
To date, four people are officially in the running to become the Democratic candidate for Congress in the fall 2018 elections, according to the Federal Elections Commission.
The winner of the Democratic nomination will likely challenge incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin of Shirley, who is, so far, the only Republican candidate to have formally established a campaign committees for a run for the Congressional seat, according to the FEC.
North Fork business owners may be in trouble next summer if the J-1 work visa program is discontinued.
The J-1 program allows students from foreign countries to come to the United States during the summer to work. They are legal workers who pay taxes and provide help to employers who request them.
Congressman Lee Zeldin issued a statement last week calling for stiffer penalties for illegal immigrants who return to the United States after deportation, citing the recent murder of Michelle Schiavoni of Greenport.
Two local estuaries are now a step closer to securing federal funding for the next fiscal year after some uncertainty about whether they’d be included in a final federal budget given cuts in Environmental Protection Agency appropriations proposed by the White House earlier this year.