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The Columbus Dispatch

Yilun Cheng

23 August 2021

Whitehall, Ohio, United States

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Congress created the U visa program in 2000 to encourage undocumented immigrants to report crimes to the police and cooperate with investigations and prosecutions. The visa legalizes an immigrant's status, if certifie...

Tostada Magazine

Nargis Hakim Rahman

14 July 2021

New York, United States

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Sakhi for South Asian Women in New York has significantly increased their outreach during the coronavirus pandemic, connecting clients to services and resources. The group conducted 1,500 wellness calls and needs asse...

The Hechinger Report

Kavitha Cardoza

14 December 2020

Adelphi, Maryland, United States

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Prince George's County in Maryland ranks fourth in the country for the number of unaccompanied students with sponsors. Often, these students have experienced a lot of trauma by the time they arrive at school. School o...

The Land

Grant Segall

1 December 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is helping low-income people facing legal hardships and civil issues obtain fair representation and access to services and aid. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has st...

The Local

Louise Rasmussen

30 November 2020

United Kingdom

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Student Circus is an online platform which is demystifying the job application process for international students in the United Kindgom. The website was started by two international students who were having a hard tim...

Sojourners

Megan Janetsky

28 May 2020

Tijuana, Mexico

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To continue serving tens of thousands of refugees stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border during the pandemic, shelters have collaborated on an improvised system to deliver food aid, emergency hotel accommodations, and legal ...

BBC

Megan Janetsky

Victoria Stunt

20 April 2020

Guatemala

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The group, Promoters of Migrant Liberation, provides translation of indigenous Guatemalan, Maya, Mexican, and Afro-Caribbean languages for migrants in US detention centers. They help translate right from detention, th...

Yes! Magazine

Patrick Ammerman

Gustavo Andrés Castillo Arenas

19 February 2020

Bogotá, Colombia

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In a time when many Western countries are closing their doors to refugees, Colombia has been particularly welcoming to migrants and refugees. The country has enacted a series of laws that make it easier for incoming V...

The Washington Post

Debbie Cenziper

23 January 2020

United States

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For 28 years, the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, stripped more than 100 people of U.S. citizenship and deported them for their direct participation in Nazi war crimes. The most successful ...

Yes! Magazine

Anna-Catherine Brigida

9 January 2020

Boston, United States

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At one Boston public school, teachers are updating curricula to provide students with history lessons that contextualize current national debates about immigration policy.

Al Jazeera

Kimberley Brown

30 September 2019

Juncal, Ecuador

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Carmen Carcelen lives in northern Ecuador with her husband, eight children, and hundreds of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing poverty, violence, and hyperinflation at home. Carcelen has been providing food and shelt...

Teen Vogue

Ari Honarvar

5 September 2019

United States

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

28 August 2019

United States

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A campaign called Muslims for Migrants by the Islamic nonprofit CelebrateMercy raises money to pay bond fees for immigrant parents who are detained while awaiting trial. The funds are donated to another nonprofit call...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

20 August 2019

New York, United States

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Connecting children with volunteer lawyers can greatly assist immigration cases. Nonprofits like the Safe Passage Project and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) work to provide children, often separated from their familie...

The New York Times

Mazin Sidahmed

13 August 2019

New York, United States

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With the help of legal counsel, immigrants facing deportation are more likely to win their cases and keep their families together. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project is one of several organizations in New Yor...

Rewire

Ari Honarvar

2 August 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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One way that any ordinary citizen can lend a hand to the plight of those caught in the American immigration system is by being a court observer: someone who sits in immigration court and takes notes by hand. Several o...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

19 June 2019

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A small Turkish city named Gaziantep, only 60 miles from war-torn Aleppo, is a role model when it comes to taking in and integrating migrants fleeing violence in Syria. Gaziantep has already taken in 500,00 refugees (...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

21 May 2019

United States

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As the struggles of refugees and immigrants drudges on, a number of cities across the US are gathering funding for their legal defense. One strategy, a legal counsel program called New York Family Immigrant Unity Proj...

Wisconsin Watch

Natalie Yahr

19 May 2019

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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In Dane County, Wisconsin, one of 13 sites in the nation served by a program to give immigrants held in detention access to free legal help, attorneys greatly increase the odds that their clients can successfully figh...

Bitterroot

Alisa Reznick

19 April 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A series of churches in Phoenix, Arizona are stepping up to help migrant families released by ICE by providing them up with a place to stay temporarily, medical care, donated supplies, and the beginnings of a plan to ...

National Geographic

Nina Strochlic

14 March 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Uganda has some of the most progressive refugee policies in the world, and as a result it is now home to the second largest refugee camp in the world. Bidibidi houses a quarter million people, many of whom come from t...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

10 January 2019

Boulder, United States

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Having your identity stolen, especially a social security number, is frightening and can have far reaching consequences for everyone involved; while some of the people who commit identity theft have malicious intents,...

Reuters

Yeganeh Torbati

28 November 2018

Derby Line, Vermont, United States

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Iranian families are sidestepping the U.S. Muslim ban inside a library. The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is located in both Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec. Dozens of Iranian families have briefly r...

Law at the Margins

Shannon Luders-Manuel

9 November 2018

Salem, Oregon, United States

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Bringing assistance to asylum seekers from South Asia requires elevating their story in national discourse. In Salem, Oregon, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon has coordinated with other advocacy groups, co...

Law at the Margins

Michael Nigro

8 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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To assert their voice, community activists must move from behind the scenes to the front lines. Mobilizing the ethnic and immigrant community against Trump’s executive order of 2017 has led to the creation of the Yeme...

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