Immigrants evicted from boarding house in Farmingville set up tents on front lawn
Dozens of immigrants in Farmingville are sleeping in tents after being evicted from their home. Police and town of Brookhaven officials raided the overcrowded house on Berkshire Drive Wednesday. Authorities obtained a temporary restraining order to shut the two-family home down for a month, citing fire code and housing violations. Immigrant advocates are criticizing Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy. However, he claims he had nothing to do with the eviction. The house will remain shut down until at least September 8, when the owner is scheduled to appear in court.
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