Southampton Rally In Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Waving American flags and hand-made placards, Neighbors in Support of Immigrant members and their supporters rallied for comprehensive immigration reform at a noontime rally at the Lola Prentice Park in Southampton on Saturday, May 1.

With signs proclaiming “No One Is Illegal,” “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now,” “Immigration Reform Not Deportation,” and other poignant messages, the approximately 80-strong rally participants sought to demonstrate that immigration reform is urgently needed to secure humane treatment of immigrants, reduce friction among citizens, and provide economic security for all and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers.


Numbers Grow In Search Of A Safe Haven Across The East End

"This is my fourth winter with Maureen's Haven, and I think this winter has been the biggest challenge. We thought last winter was the biggest challenge when the numbers jumped up initially in the first couple of weeks because of a cold snap in November. Then the numbers shot up and hit highs of 62 in January and February. Now we're talking highs of 82 a night already in January."
Denis Yuen, Program Director, Peconic Community Center


SC6: The Assault On the Lower Middle Class....

That $10,000 Starter House Is Now $500,000.....

When I got back here, I returned with a couple of realistic facts. I know I will never be able to afford a house in Long Island. Even though I will make more being up here, I will eventually end up living in a basement apartment for the next 25 years, until I retire with a nest egg.



Nassau County Exec Tom Suozzi on Immigration Policy 11/17/09

"Getting It Right on Immigration: What’s Working, What’s Next"

Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi and a panel of respected civic leaders will discuss immigration on Long Island and the principles needed to guide the debate on immigration reform.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Marriott Hotel
1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd.
Melville, NY 11747


Thomas R. Suozzi
Nassau County Executive

Roger Clayman, LI Federation of Labor

Matthew T. Crosson, LIA

Chung-Wha Hong, New York Immigration Coalition

Sister Margaret Smyth, Hispanic Apostolate of the North Fork

Suman Raghunathan, Immigration Policy Analyst

Admission is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by email to info@longislandwins.com or by phone to 516-304-5642.


73% of Blacks on LI Concerned About Quality of Healthcare

A new Siena Research Institute Poll shows a huge disparity in the views of Whites and Blacks on Long Island in regards to healthcare.
    • 73% of Blacks said they view the quality of care on Long Island as a problem, compared to 47% of Whites.
    • 45% of Blacks say the number of people without insurance is the single biggest problem that the health care system faces.
    • Only 20% of Whites agreed; instead, their biggest concern is the cost of health care, according to the poll.
    • Blacks are almost twice as likely as Whites - 79% compared to 41% - to support health care overhaul legislation that is based on proposals outlined by President Obama.
Blacks more critical of health care on LI
LIers want health care fix