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Hotel/motel operators in Riverhead deny contact with NYC about housing homeless migrants, as Aguiar’s state of emergency draws praise, scorn

by May 17, 2023
Hotel and motel operators in Riverhead Town said today they are not taking in homeless migrants from New York City and have not been solicited by anyone to do that, contrary to Supervisor Yvette Aguiar’s statements, including those in her executive order issued last night declaring a state of emergency due to the “immediate danger of public emergency of hundreds, or potentially, thousands of persons being transported to the Town of Riverhead.”

Riverhead supervisor declares state of emergency, issues order barring local facilities from housing migrants/asylum-seekers

by May 17, 2023
Reacting to reports of an impending “high influx” of undocumented migrants being sent to Riverhead from New York City, Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar declared a state of emergency Tuesday night.

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

by Oct 17, 2021
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.

In the new minority: Rep. Lee Zeldin’s first day of his third term in Congress

by Jan 4, 2019
For the first time since taking office in 2015, Zeldin is a member of the minority caucus, after Democrats took control of the House, 235-199 in the 2018 midterm elections. He voted with the Republican minority on all roll call votes yesterday, including controversial appropriations bills offered by Democrats to end the partial government shutdown.

Hundreds rally in Greenport for ‘Families Belong Together’ rally protesting U.S. border policies

by Jun 30, 2018
Residents holding signs with messages condemning the administration’s policies crowded the waterfront Mitchell Park in the blistering mid-day heat, just one of hundreds of rallies across the U.S. for the #FamiliesBelongTogether day of action.

A network of neighbors commits to being ‘present’ for undocumented residents

by Feb 21, 2018
A new network is taking shape on the North Fork with the goal of providing support to undocumented residents and their families and bearing witness to federal immigration enforcement actions in the local area.

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

by Sep 6, 2017
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

by Sep 6, 2017
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.