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Sep 20, 2018
Why Hurricanes Hit Immigrants Hardest
A new report details the challenges that Houston’s immigrant population faced after Harvey—and offers a glimpse of what might await residents of the Carolinas.
Sep 20, 2018
How grassroots activists made peace with North Korea possible
(Waging Nonviolence)
Korea Peace Network is one of the U.S.-based coalitions promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula
Sep 20, 2018
Why are immigration agents in areas hit by Hurricane Florence? FEMA sent them.
(The News & Observer)
ICE agents assisting with disaster relief sows fear in immigrant communities.
Sep 19, 2018
Shea-Porter: ‘Not fair’ to keep Indonesian woman in jail
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter said she would “welcome” a conversation with U.S. ICE officials about an Indonesian woman in detention.
Sep 19, 2018
As Storms Loom, Some Immigrant Families Wonder: Is It Safe to Seek Help?
(New York Times)
Some face a double threat of an impending hurricane and immigration enforcement.
Sep 18, 2018
Immigrants Seeking Shelter After Hurricane Florence Fear Deportation as FEMA Shifts Funds to ICE
(Democracy Now)
Undocumented immigrants have expressed concern they will encounter immigration enforcement if they seek help.
Sep 18, 2018
Study says Arizona has the 4th highest imprisonment rate in the country
The prison population in Arizona has grown by 60-percent since 2000.
Sep 17, 2018
For farmworkers and homeless, Florence has been especially harsh
(Washington Post)
The hurricane is especially dangerous for those who are already marginalized.
Sep 17, 2018
State employees union, activists call on NH lawmakers to more than double mimimum wage
(New Hampshire Union Leader)
New Hampshire residents trying to get by on low-wage jobs made their case for a higher minimum wage as part of a campaign they’re calling “Raise Up New Hampshire.”
Sep 15, 2018
More Than 200 Migrant Children Separated From Parents Still in U.S. Custody
(NBC 4)
All migrant children separated from their parents under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy were originally ordered to be reunited by July 26.
Sep 15, 2018
Activists Use Indigenous Performance Art to Protest Immigration Policies
(San Diego 7)
Activists say the protest was meant to highlight the pain of families separated at the border.
Sep 14, 2018
As Florence Hits Coastline, North Carolina Residents Fear Immigration Enforcement
Because of their immigration status, many undocumented residents have been afraid to approach officials with Florence evacuation questions and concerns.
Sep 13, 2018
Immigrant communities struggle to find shelter as Hurricane Florence nears
(Think Progress)
Activists are working to help undocumented immigrants evacuate the area.
Sep 13, 2018
Police protocol questioned
(The Star News)
A human rights organization concerned with a Chula Vista police officer’s use of force on a teenage girl last month called for a thorough investigation of the incident.
Sep 13, 2018
After being separated at the border, they began a quiet life in Miami. What’s next?
(Miami Herald)
Advocacy groups are helping parents who were separated from their children by the Trump Administration's policies.
Sep 12, 2018
U.S. Support for the Bombing of Yemen to Continue, for Now
(Common Dreams)
The U.S. is continuing to support airstrikes in Yemen.
Sep 12, 2018
Heartwarming moment son, 13, is reunited with his mother in Miami after being separated at the border and held in detention for three months
(Daily Mail)
A son who was separated for almost three months from his mother was thrilled to finally hug her when they reunited at a Miami airport.
Sep 12, 2018
Family of woman taken at border patrol roadblock speaks out
The family of an Indonesian grandmother is speaking out after the woman was taken into custody in May by immigration officials at a Border Patrol roadblock in New Hampshire.
Sep 12, 2018
Judge halts deportation of local Indonesian woman
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
A local Indonesian woman won a temporary legal victory when a U.S. District Court judge temporarily halted her deportation order.
Sep 11, 2018
Hudson County freeholders delay vote to end jail contract with ICE
The Hudson County freeholders are delaying a vote on a plan to end the county's contract to hold immigration detainees.
Sep 9, 2018
NJ About to Spend Millions Fighting Deportations
(NJ 101.5)
New Jersey has allocated funding to assist people who are facing deportation.
Sep 9, 2018
An Elusive Savior: El Salvadoran refugees stuck between two worlds
(Aurora Sentinel)
A Colorado contractor fears deportation as the Trump Administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status for people from El Salvador.
Sep 6, 2018
Seacoast Indonesians get deportation reprieve
(Fosters Daily Democrat)
50 Indonesians facing deportation, most of whom reside in the Seacoast area, have had their deportation orders voided and their asylum proceedings reopened.
Sep 6, 2018
Solid Research Helps Social-Justice Charity Fine Tune Its Communications
(The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
AFSC's communications research team conducts research that helps guide our messages and better communicate with supporters.
Sep 6, 2018
Second Chance Act could give Kanawha County woman fresh start
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
A new state law is helping formerly incarcerated people apply for jobs.



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