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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
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
On Feb. 14, former Oceansider Andrew Pollack said, his heart split in half when he learned that his daughter Meadow was one of 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. … 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
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
“Tremendous” was the word Howie, a mechanic from N&M Auto Repair, used to describe the volume of pothole-related vehicle damage his garage was seeing. From blown tires to damaged rims, Howie … more
The Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to hire a private investigative firm to look into potential conflicts of interest within the town attorney’s office. more
“Need to get to the doctor,” the Jan. 5 report from a Jordan Street resident read in capital letters, showing the dispatcher’s frustration after fielding hundreds of complaints. Another, from … more
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