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President Trump called for an end to the family-based immigration system in a speech today. Currently, more than two-thirds of immigration to the United States is based on the immigrant having a close family relationship to an American Citizen or Permanent Resident. Trump said he would change that and cut overall immigration by 50%.

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Faculty at Suffok Community College joined the protest against Trump's policies.

Donald Trump’s speech on Friday in Brentwood was wrong on just so many levels. But it was at its worst in the president’s direction to Suffolk cops to rough-up Latino suspects. This is what the president said:

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Donald Trump came to Long Island on Friday to try to divert attention from on-going investigations into his administration. The trip was ostensibly to recognize police officers involved in anti-gang activities in Suffolk County, but this was not some long-planned awards ceremony. It was a hastily cobbled together photo-op to try to convince those segments of the American electorate...

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When the Supreme Court issued its order last month allowing a very limited section of President Trump's Muslim Travel Ban to go into effect, the Court must have assumed that it was dealing with a normal presidential administration. The Court refused to allow the Ban to to be applied to immigrants or to those already issued visas from the six Muslim-majority...
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The Trump Administration is working on a massive overhaul of the immigration laws that would effectively end Family-Based immigration to the United States. The legislation would also cut legal immigration in half and make it much harder for Permanent Residents to become U.S. Citizens. This proposal combines all the hatred of the Alt-Right and White Nationalist Fringe into...

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The State Department has issued guidance on the limited Muslim Ban based on President Trump’s second executive order (E.O.) on entry of persons from six Muslim-majority countries. It goes into effect tonight. We only received this guidance a few hours ago, but I want to explain what it says as succinctly as...

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On Wednesday morning more than three dozen Long Island immigrant rights groups met in the library of the Episcopal Seminary in Garden City to discuss what the priorities of the movement are in the region. The roundtable was convened by Francis Madi of the New York Immigration Coalition and over the next three hours the participants came up with an agenda for action.

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The Supreme Court’s order today lifting parts of the injunction against the Muslim Travel Ban is already creating confusion about who is covered, what the immediate impact will be, and about what the future of Muslim immigration to the United States is.

The Court’s order this morning continues to block most of the Travel...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 7 weeks 5 days ago

The recent murder of four young men, presumably by the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, has focused law enforcement resources on immigrant communities in Suffolk County. The bodies of the four victims were found in April, but the repercussions of the killings still reverberate.

Central Islip has a large Central American immigrant...

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