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Arrival of Central American Children on Long Island Starts Anti-Immigrant Revival

August 28, 2014
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Long Island’s dangerous anti-immigrant subculture had been dormant since 2008 when young men involved in it murdered an Ecuadoran immigrant in Patchogue. It is beginning to show signs of revival this summer as more than two thousand Central American children arrived on Long Island. The release of figures yesterday showing that Suffolk County was...
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#ALLin4RELIEF Town Hall Tuesday August 26

August 25, 2014
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The Logistics of an Executive Order for Organizations

August 24, 2014
The Logistics of an Executive Order for Organizations

This is the fifth of our series of articles on how immigrant community groups can prepare for an Executive Order on immigration. If the president issues an Executive Order on immigration and if it covers millions of people, an uncertain proposition at the time this is written, then it will not only be your...
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Scaling-Up for the Executive Order on Immigration

August 21, 2014
Scaling-Up for the Executive Order on Immigration

This is the fourth of our series of articles on how immigrant community groups can prepare for an Executive Order on immigration. I have been writing about preparations my organization is making to meet the challenges of the announcement of an Executive Order allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain work permits. As the Program Director...
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Preparing for the First Day After an Executive Order on Immigration

August 20, 2014
Preparing for the First Day After an Executive Order on Immigration

This is the third in a series of articles discussing ways immigration service agencies can get ready for an Executive Order on immigration. At my organization, CARECEN on Long Island, we have begun to game out how the first 24 hours after an executive order is issued will play out in our offices in...
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First Steps for Agencies Preparing for Executive Action-Estimating Population

August 19, 2014
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Last week I wrote about my organization’s first steps in preparing for an Executive Order on immigration. We held meetings of our leadership team, our Board of Directors, and we had an all-day retreat for legal services staff to begin planning. With an Executive Order two to seven weeks off, we felt we did...
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Anti-Immigrant State Faces New Farm Worker Shortage

August 19, 2014
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South Carolina has made a name for itself as one of the six most anti-immigrant states in the country. Now it is facing the consequences. Its large fruit industry is in a crisis due to a shortage of immigrant farm laborers. According to The State, the peach industry in South Carolina is about to...
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How Agencies Can Get Ready for Executive Action

August 15, 2014
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With President Obama  likely to take Executive Action on immigration next month, it is vital that community groups get ready to serve the undocumented. The order may come in as few as 15 days, so time to get ready is passing quickly. I thought that I would help get your organization thinking about how...
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Come to #ALLin4RELIEF Town Hall August 26

August 15, 2014
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There will be a Town Hall meeting on August 26 at 6:00 PM calling for President Obama to act boldly and issue an executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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Getting Ready for an Executive Order

August 14, 2014
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We may be just a few weeks away from President Obama issuing an Executive Order on immigration. We do not who will be effected, how many people, or what the order will do. Undocumented immigrants have been asking me what they can do to get ready. Here are a few hints: 1. Do not...
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