A (Sheltered) Island of Acceptance

Shelter Island is a resort town on the east end of Long Island, New York, adjacent to The Hamptons and part of a county (Suffolk) known for antagonism toward recent Latino arrivals. However, the mostly white seasonal vacation spot proves to be a unique oasis from anti-immigrant sentiment because Latino workers commute and this don’t live on the island, there’s no day-labor site, and Latinos do the jobs the locals won’t.