At Thursday's march in Hampton Bays.
At Thursday’s march in Hampton Bays.

Immigrants and activists showed solidarity in downtown Hampton Bays on Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ a nationwide strike in support of immigrant rights, in which many immigrant workers stayed home from work in protest of increased immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.

 

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This is proving to be a busy time for immigrant advocates on the East End. 

Immigrant rights advocates plan to address the East Hampton Town Board at their regular meeting at town hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. and at Southampton Town’s next board meeting on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., voicing concerns about the role of local police in Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions.

 OLA of Eastern Long Island will also hold a community forum on immigration and civil rights next Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church at 2350 Montauk Highway. All are welcome to attend. RSVP at 631.899.3441.

Stay tuned for more of our coverage over the next few days.

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Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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