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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Education And Strong Family Values The Key To Success

Nothing is easy the first time an immigrant comes to the U.S. It certainly was not for Lucas Sanchez who arrived here from Pereira, Colombia at age 8 with his family on Sept. 11, 1988. “Being...

Helping A Community Of Newcomers Feel At Home

She never imagined that when coming to the United States, she would discover one of her passions. Yanira Chacon, originally from El Salvador, moved to the U.S. in 1982, escaping violence and oppression from a civil...

Helping Immigrants Through The Power Of Stories

“In my family we always prized stories,” said Adolfo Zepeda. This sharp young man understands their importance in helping people find common ground. It’s fitting, given how quintessential his personal immigration story is, and how his...

Lox Of Opportunity: The Story Of Bagelman Owner Ray Parada

Bagelman has been a staple in Mineola for 15 years. Located just west of Glen Cove Road on Jericho Turnpike, this corner shop in a small strip mall serves fresh, tasty breakfast and lunch to...

Immigration Summit Examines Cascading Benefits To All Long Island

  The Nov. 20 announcement of President Barack Obama’s administrative relief program on immigration puts Long Island at a turning point with the potential to have lasting, positive benefits for all Long Islanders. That couldn’t have...

Hip Hop And Hope

Music has always given a voice to the otherwise voiceless. And hip-hop music at its best has been about politics as well as the party, with a long history of addressing social justice, particularly on...

She Is A Voice For Others… Accent and All

There are many things to be said about former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, good and bad. But most people wouldn’t necessarily put “a good listener” near the top of the list. So the fact that Blanca...

Nassau’s Invisible Immigrant Community

Most Long Islanders don’t think about Belmont Park beyond the annual Belmont Stakes. But look closely, and you will see that year in year out, the track is a very active and important economic force. Belmont...

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