Join Long Island Wins and the Long Island Immigrant Alliance for a panel discussion about the relationship between law enforcement and Long Island’s immigrant community from the perspective of researchers, attorneys and law enforcement officers from both Nassau and Suffolk counties. At "Keeping Everyone Safe: Immigration and Law Enforcement on Long Island," experts will discuss how fear of deportation can make undocumented immigrants wary of approaching local police officers and how those issues of alienation can make police work more difficult. The dialogue should serve as a springboard for further communication and understanding on the issue, ultimately culminating in safer communities for all Long Islanders.
When: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Where: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY
What: A forum on immigration and law enforcement to ensure public safety in our communities.
- Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey
- Heidi Beirich, Director of Research and Special Projects for the Southern Poverty Law Center, speaking about "Climate of Fear: Latino Immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y."
- Peter Markowitz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Cardozo School of Law, speaking about "Constitution on ICE: A Report on Immigration Home Raid Operations."
- Chris Ortiz, Ph.D, Professional Staff Associate Behavioral Science, New York Institute of Technology