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Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
On a recent Thursday afternoon, County Legislator Debra Mulé was sitting at her desk, working. It had been 100 days since she took office as the 5th District’s representative. Mulé (pronounced … more
Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy is on a mission to get the village its fair share of state sales taxes, he says. Freeport generates roughly $15.8 million a year in sales taxes. The state … more
The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax … more
Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced last year that the Temporary Protected Status programs for El Salvador, Guatemala, … more
Flooded by clients who are now likely to lose their Temporary Protected Status, Freeport immigration attorney John Barrera is busy these days. Congress created the TPS program in … more
Part three in an ongoing series.Haitians from across Nassau County gathered at the Elmont Memorial Library to stand with their neighbors during the “Haiti is Beautiful: Culture Community … more
Opening arguments were heard on Wednesday in the corruption trial of Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. more
Part one of an ongoing series.  Curtailing Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, has become a flashpoint in national politics since President Trump announced in December and January that … more
Marinela Casas is the first Latina woman to serve as a Nassau County Police Department assistant commissioner. The 43-year-old doesn’t take the distinction lightly. “If you’re asking me … more
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