Dozens of illegal immigrants evicted from Farmingville home

Dozens of illegal immigrants living in a home on Berkshire Drive in Farmingville received eviction notices Wednesday.

Brookhaven officials says 42 people were living in the two family home. Authorities obtained a temporary restraining order to shut the structure down for a month, citing fire code and housing violations. Suffolk County officials have closed 11 illegal boarding houses in eight weeks. Immigrant advocates say not enough is being done to help people evicted from the homes. They say the workers are providing essential services that the New York metropolitan area needs.

The house will remain shut down until at least September 8, when the owner is scheduled to appear in court.

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