CARECEN in the News
‘Dreamers’ urge compassion for families, children at US border
Amid an increase in migration at the US-Mexico border, DACA recipients relive their own journeys to the US decades ago.
Undocumented workers eligible for thousands from state
CARECEN's Executive Director, Elise De Castillo comments on New York state's $2.1 billion "Excluded Workers Fund," and how it benefits workers that without legal status.
Border Problem Resonates on Long Island
What is happening on the southern border amid rising numbers of desperate would-be immigrants matters deeply to Long Island, some 2,000 miles north.
Coaliciones reconocen ligero aumento del flujo hacia Nueva York de menores inmigrantes no acompañados
Extraoficialmente, 10,500 niños procesados en esta emergencia fronteriza están en refugios y hogares de los estados
Fox 5: New Pathway to Citizenship for DACA Recipients
After four years of hardline immigration policies, thousands of New Yorkers are hopeful the new Biden administration will bring relief to their communities with a possible pathway to citizenship.
Newsday: Long Islander's Express Hope for Biden's Immigration Plan
Newsday features CARECEN's Executive Director, Elise de Castillo, and former teacher Angela Ochoa, and their reactions to Biden's announcement of the U.S Citizenship Act.
CARECEN Sues Trump Administration to Block Public Charge Rules
CARECEN, along with partner organizations, sued Trump in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York over his unconstitutional measures to limit legal immigration to the United States.
CARECEN - Hofstra University Partnership for English Classes
In a new joint project, English classes and citizenship instruction will continue at CARECEN through Hofstra faculty and students as instructors and tutors in classes provided at CARECEN's Hempstead office. This generous funding and staffing support will create opportunities for the Long Island immigrant community to continue working towards their goals through free English classes.
NY Times: Police on Long Island Are Working Illegally With ICE, Suit Says
On Monday, lawyers from the Central American Refugee Center, a Long Island immigrant legal services organization commonly known as Carecen, and the Hofstra Law Clinic filed suit against Nassau County in state Supreme Court, saying that the county police department was cooperating with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in ways that break state law.
Newsday: Lawsuit Challenges Nassau Over Police Handling of ICE Cases
Immigration-rights advocates filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the Nassau County Police Department’s policy of detaining immigrants sought by federal authorities for deportation
Univision: Policía en Long Island Detiene Ilegalmente a Inmigrantes con Detainers de ICE, Alega Demanda
El Centro de Refugiados Centroamericanos demandó este lunes al condado Nassau por una política que permite que los agentes policiales mantengan bajo custodia a indocumentados basándose en órdenes de detención extendida de ICE.
News 12 Long Island: Lawsuit alleges Nassau PD Improperly Holds Immigrants for ICE
Attorneys with the Central American Refugee Center and the Hofstra Law Clinic have filed the lawsuit against the county and the police department.
Telemundo: Demandan a Policía por Retener a Inmigrantes sin una Orden Judicial
Los demandantes aseguran la policía viola la ley del estado de Nueva York al retener a los arrestados con órdenes emitidas por ICE y pide que declare ilegal esa práctica.
Noticia: Demandan a Condado de Nassau por Presunta Detención Ilegal de Inmigrantes
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LI Wins: CARECEN And Hofstra Clinic Sue to Halt Nassau Police ICE Arrests
This morning, the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) and its legal counsel, the Hofstra Law Clinic, filed suit in the New York State Supreme Court in Mineola against Nassau County for allowing police to arrest immigrants based on non-judicial ICE detainers
Noticia: Salvadoreño Deportado por Presuntamente Conducir Sin Usar Direccionales
Un salvadoreño fue deportado la semana pasada después de que lo arrestaran semanas antes en una parada de tráfico por presuntamente no usar direccionales en su auto mientras conducía en Roosevelt.
ABC 7: Immigration Advocates Rally for Long Island Man Deported After Traffic Stop
An immigration battle is raging in Nassau County, where dozens rallied in Mineola Wednesday on behalf of a man who was deported after being pulled over for a traffic violation
News 12 Long Island: Demonstrators Ask Police to Say ‘No’ to ICE, Rebuild Trust
The deportation of a man following a routine traffic stop in Nassau has sparked allegations that the county's police force is working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers
Newsday: Immigrant Advocates Protest Man’s Deportation After Traffic Stop
Dozens of immigrant advocates rallied on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, outside police and county headquarters in Nassau County to protest the recent deportation of a Salvadoran immigrant detained after a traffic stop and to denounce local cooperation with immigration enforcement.
NPR: Despite Escaping To The U.S., These Brothers Are Still Terrorized By The MS-13 Gang
Undocumented children on Long Island are terrorized by the same gang that sought to escape by coming to the US.