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Latino USA

Janice Llamoca

31 March 2017

California, United States

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In the 1930s, about one million Mexican and Mexican-Americans, who were born in the U.S., were forcibly removed from the U.S. under the presidency of Herbert Hoover. Its called the “Mexican Repatriation.” A class in B...

Texas Observer

Gus Bova

30 January 2017

Austin, Texas, United States

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Three Part Series, "America Beyond Detention": For decades, immigrant advocates have argued that the federal government should increase the use of residential shelters - like Casa Marianella in Austin - as an alternat...

BBC

Sahar Zand

20 November 2016

Beqaa Valley, Lebanon

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In a creative twist, Syrian refugees are being given cash cards to spend as they wish rather than being given food boxes or in-kind donations. Agencies and refugees themselves say that it gives them dignity and choice...

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

9 October 2016

Center, Colorado, United States

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The Migrant Education Program, which offers educational and social services to migrant worker families in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, is growing in popularity among the valley’s migrant worker population, and has rece...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Faiza Mahamud

8 October 2016

Minnesota, United States

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Somali-Minnesotans feel that US counter terrorism programs are suspicious of them and thus not there to help. A growing number of Somali-Americans have been recruited by public programs to improve relations between Mi...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stephen Montemayer

17 September 2016

Minnesota, United States

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Somali-Minnesotans are at risk for homegrown extremists but are suspicious of federal investigations in their community. A federal pilot project is using outreach programs to include the Somali community in the soluti...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 September 2016

Lebanon

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In Lebanon, services for refugees are often misguided and ineffective. To address this issue, the country created a cash-debit card allowance for refugees, providing a more appropriate resource than the typical aid pr...

The New York Times

Jodi Kantor

Catrin Einhorn

30 June 2016

Toronto, Canada

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Fueled by xenophobia, many countries around the world are refusing refugees at the border. But Canadian hockey moms, poker buddies, and neighbors are personally resettling Syrians, one family at a time.

PBS NewsHour

Paul Solman

7 May 2016

Utica, New York, United States

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In Utica, a city in Upstate New York, the community is welcoming refugees as a tool to revitalize the post industrial economy. One in four residents is a refugee and each is integrated in the local community.

American University Radio (WAMU)

Armando Trull

13 April 2016

Maryland, United States

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Teachers do not know how to help or understand unaccompanied minors fleeing from Central America, suffering from complex trauma. Montgomery County Public Schools asked the Compadre Network to train educators in a cour...

Places Journal

Michael Berryhill

1 March 2016

Houston, Texas, United States

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Hundreds of immigrants in Houston often have no access to any social aid. One community, East Aldine, exemplifies this. It lacks sewers, water, or trash collection. But, with the help of one nonprofit residents are by...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

25 January 2016

Albany, California, United States

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A new law seeks to protect vulnerable guest workers and unwary businesses from unscrupulous recruiters by requiring them to register with the state and meet certain requirements.

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

20 January 2016

Dharamsala, India

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Tibetan youth face high levels of unemployment in India, and an entrepreneurship training program is trying to change that by helping young people start their own companies. TED, the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Developme...

Sun Sentinel

Lois K. Solomon

31 December 2015

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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Tomato pickers have spent more than 20 years on a campaign for dignity and fair pay. The workers have succeeded, against incredible odds, in getting some of the biggest corporations in the country to recognize their p...

Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

28 December 2015

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Formed in 2013, the coalition of guest workers is recognized by the Mexican government. It gives transnational workers a platform to demand solutions to issues like recruitment fraud and trafficking.

The New York Times

Andrew Higgins

19 December 2015

Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway

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A pioneering program in Norway seeks to combat sexual violence by helping new immigrants adapt to a society whose sexual norms they may find confusing.

Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

14 December 2015

Guanajuato, Mexico

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The rights of migrant workers, especially related to legal issues, are often ignored. Lawyers are helping Mexican workers sue abusive employers in US courts.

American University Radio (WAMU)

Armando Trull

25 November 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Currently, the District of Columbia and 10 states, including Maryland, issue limited driving licenses to undocumented workers, with two more set to issue such licenses in the coming months.

The Atlantic

Matt Vasilogambros

18 November 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The southern United States may not seem like the most welcoming place for new immigrants and refugees. But the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and the Welcoming Tennessee Initiative are just a few pro...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Part 2 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. With the help of organizations like Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York, former victims who have been freed from la...

Christian Science Monitor

Michael Holtz

26 October 2015

United States

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Human trafficking can take an array of forms, it can happen in the sea, the dark web, and while working in the U.S. However, technological advancements are being used counter traffickers.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Caller-Times Saturday’s biannual Coastal Bend Social Forum hosted by Del Mar College gathered an array of experts to delve into the issues of domestic violence, labor rights, immigrant rights and homelessness, among o...

Quartz

Cassie Werber

26 August 2015

Germany

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Since 2003, the Dublin Protocol has stopped migrants from traveling through Europe to auspicious countries before claiming asylum. However, many migrants travel by sea—which is more perilous and has led to high rates ...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

30 May 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A nonprofit organization, the Internationals Network for Public Schools, delivers a first-class education to the children of illegal immigrants, helping to break the cycle of poverty and provide them a path to advance...

NPR

Ali Budner

15 May 2015

California, United States

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Going to medical school might be impossibly hard for undocumented students. That's why a group of DREAMers created Pre-Health Dreamers. The organization connects undocumented youth who want to go to med school, to ea...

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