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.Read More
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 programs in Nashville designed to transform the city into one that warmly welcomes immigrants.Read More
Despite their stigma, foreign-born populations are helping the economy of U.S. cities. Welcoming America is a national network of organizations that preach the economic upside of immigration and in this way attract immigrants to certain cities and improve their experience.Read More
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 alternative to detention. The shelters are generally less expensive, treat immigrants more humanely, and are better equipped to integrate people into their new communities.Read More
Non-profits in California worked together to set up a national network for undocumented immigrants to fight isolation and support legal aid. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) offers a free confidential hotline to report human rights abuses at detention centers and help families locate each other. CIVIC’s volunteers receive 14,000 calls a month from 210 detention centers in the United States.Read More
An increasing number of Venezuelans are fleeing to other Latin American countries, such as Brazil and Peru, leading to the need for changes in these receiving countries. Peru has created a temporary permit, while Brazil has expanded their legal migration path for refugees.Read More
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 each other, making med school a more feasible option.Read More
When Germany opened its doors to refugees, the country invested heavily in integration assistance, including free but compulsory language and civics courses. Though political division has formed in Germany over immigration issues, the focus on integrating refugees recognizes, and furthers, the potential of new arrivals to contribute to society.Read More
Every migrant child applying for asylum in Sweden gets a public lawyer and an assigned guardian. Although a rapid rise in asylum seekers in 2015-16 strained the country’s migration system, Sweden has not resorted to putting children in detention centers and remains a leader by international standards in migrant children’s services.Read More
In order to understand and end legal and extralegal ways the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency terrorizes immigrant communities it is essential to understand where and how ICE raids are happening. ICEWatch is a collaboration between immigrant advocacy organizations to map ICE raids—mostly in New York City—and document the tactics, location, and story of the raid.Read More
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