Wed, Aug 5th: Please come to immigrant-support press conference

From Long Island Immigrant Alliance ~  143 Schleigel Blvd.,  Amityville, NY ~ (631) 789-0720
Contacts: Luis Valenzuela and Nadia Marin-Molina

Please come to the Dennison Building this Wednesday at 11am to let Steve Levy know that he is not acting like a friend of Latinos.

August 4, 2009

The “Friend” of Latinos Jokes about Deporting Kitchen Workers

According to Newsday, last week at Captain Bill’s restaurant in Bay Shore, the Suffolk County Executive inquired about the immigration status of a supporter.  When the supporter responded that he was a naturalized U.S. citizen, the County Executive replied good or “… I’d have to deport you, like the guys in the kitchen.”

“Not even a year has passed since the murderous attack on Marcelo Lucero, a Latino worker, and the Suffolk County Executive jokes about deporting kitchen workers.” said Nadia Marin-Molina of the Workplace Project. “How can he ask us to believe that he is a friend?”   The county executive has been interviewed recently in Spanish language media saying that he is a “friend” to the Latino community.

“We are tired of all of the rhetoric.  The denigration of Latinos, even in jest, has real negative consequences,” said Luis Valenzuela, of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance . “Comedy too often serves to keep stereotypes alive.”

Please join us this Wednesday to let Levy know that he is not acting like a friend.

Press Conference

H. Lee   Dennison Bldg.  100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge , NY

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

11:00 AM

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