Maryann Sinclair Slutsky

Maryann Sinclair Slutsky is the executive director of Long Island Wins, a communications organization promoting common-sense policy solutions to local immigration issues. The views expressed in this column are not necessarily those of the publisher or Anton Media Group.

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A Future With STARS

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to come to the United States alone, unsure if you’ll ever see your family again, especially if you’re still a child. This is a challenge that Safe Transitions...

Helping Immigrants On Their Path To Asylum

Francis Madi migrated to the U.S. in 2003 with her mother and brother from Venezuela, escaping difficult political and economic hardships in her country. They hoped to apply for political asylum, but were told by...

Fighting To Empower The Latino Community

For Gabriela Castillo, who came to the U.S. from her native, war-torn El Salvador in 1985, entering the country as an undocumented immigrant would leave an indelible mark on her five-year-old mind and ultimately set...

One Latina’s Journey To Success

New Americans come to Long Island to work hard and start a new life with their family. That’s exactly what Marianela Casas and her family did in 1979. That same year, Hurricane David ravaged the Dominican...

Giving A Voice To The Long Beach Hispanic Community

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to realize who we really are and what we are capable of. That’s what happened to Nelly Romero, program director of the Long Beach Latino Civic Association (LBLCA), who became...

Community Leader Looks For Positive Change

As a woman with strong family values, Maribel Touré has always believed that pursuing her dreams was an example for her children. But she never imagined that her determination and passion was going to make...

Learning About Other Cultures Through Education And Art

As an immigrant, and having lived in several countries, Soh Young Lee-Segredo believes that learning about other cultures helps us appreciate and respect all communities around us. Her mission in life is to share this...

Long Island’s Refugee Children: Protecting The Vulnerable

Just imagine being a 12-year-old boy living in Central America’s Northern Triangle and not being able to go to school because gang members lie in wait just beyond the schoolyard to recruit you into a...

From Kandahar To Great Neck, A Journey Of Freedom

Born and raised in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the birthplace of the Taliban, and born into a strict religious family whose history spanned 20 generations of Imams, Latifa Woodhouse always had a vision of liberty and justice...

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