Major Win in Suffolk County march 21 - Loitering bill out

Suffolk lawmakers defeat measure that would have hindered immigrant laborers gathering on streets


Suffolk lawmakers last night defeated a controversial anti-loitering bill aimed at immigrant day laborers who congregate along county roads to solicit work from passing motorists.

The 10-6 vote, with one abstention, came after hours of charged rhetoric from immigrant rights groups, civil libertarians, ministers and residents of Farmingville and other affected communities.

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Congratulations! to all the folks who worked on this including the New York Immigration Coalition as well as the local Gamaliel Foundation Affiliate: LION!

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