Long Island has come a long way since the days of Steve Levy. A new poll released today by Harstad Strategic Research found that the vast majority (eight out of 10) Long Islanders “somewhat” or “strongly” favor immigration reform with a path to citizenship.  The survey spoke to 755 registered voters in Nassau and Suffolk… Continue »

A group of 38 state lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday urging him to remove New York from a national program that has been a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement efforts.

November 8, 2009, will mark the one-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcello Lucero’s brutal murder at the hand of seven high school teens in the infamously anti-immigrant Suffolk County, New York.

A new report entitled “Climate of Fear,” released this week by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has exposed something ugly lying just beneath the surface of American politics and American life. The report highlights how Latino immigrants in Suffolk County, have become frequent victims of violence and racial intimidation– in large part due to an explosive, sustained anti-immigrant politics in the area. In New York, some are calling for the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) to intervene.

Yesterday, amidst horror over yet another hate crime in Long Island, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a new report entitled,”Climate of Fear: Latino Immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y.” NBC covers it, noting that hate crimes against Hispanics rose 40% between 2003 and 2007, according to FBI statistics– that this is not an isolated occurence in Long Island. In this video clip, every Latino man who is being interviewed has been the victim of discrimination.