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In Riverhead, a rally for immigration reform in the hope of pressuring Congress to act now

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A march and rally in Riverhead Saturday brought together immigrants rights activists and residents to demand Congress act now on immigration reform providing a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented U.S. residents.

Dream Foundation scholarships help immigrant students pursue their dream of attaining a college education

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Founded in 2012 by Riverhead immigration attorney David Sperling, the Dream Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to immigrant students who can't otherwise access financial aid for college costs.

Local ‘Dreamers,’ caught up in political turmoil over immigration policy, suffer uncertain fate

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“Time is like an enemy now. Each day that gets closer to 2019, all I can think is what is going to happen to me and thousands of others?” As the nation debates the fate of DACA, local Dreamers fear the loss of a policy that has allowed them to legally live, work and go to college in the only country they've ever known.

A ray of hope for local ‘Dreamers’: Feds to resume accepting DACA renewals

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Local 'Dreamers' will be able to request renewal of their DACA status again, after a federal judge in California ordered reinstatement of the program pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the decision to rescind it.

‘I am American’: Local immigrant advocates fight for DACA, DREAM Act and TPS in Washington D.C.

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“There are thousands of people that are waiting to be full members of society and give back and help this country grow. Right now, there isn’t a legislative solution, and we need that.” Local residents traveled to Washington D.C. last week to rally Congress to pass a "clean DREAM Act" and keep the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of immigrants.

Local ‘dreamers’ worry about their uncertain future after DACA program ends

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The local face of DACA: Two young adults talk about what the program meant to them and share their worries about its termination.

On DACA, the Dream Act and immigration: statement by Rep. Lee Zeldin

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Statement issued by Rep. Lee Zeldin on Sept. 5, 2017 in response to President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order issued by Barack Obama.
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