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Sep 18, 2017
Late summer rains, private food supplies limit impact of North Korea drought
(Reuters)
Late summer rains and the growing importance of privately produced crops mean North Korea will likely avoid acute food shortages this year.
Sep 15, 2017
TPS immigrants: How temporary is 'temporary' status?
(Asbury Park Press)
People living in the U.S. with Temporarily Protected Status are under threat from the Trump administration.
Sep 15, 2017
With Democracy So Sick, Medicare for All Will Be Uphill Batt
(Common Dreams)
Why a massive social movement will be required to humanize and democratize our health care system
Sep 15, 2017
DACA recipient: My mother is a hero
(Triad City Beat)
Maria Cortez-Perez speaks out about being a DACA recipient and why we need a pathway to citizenship that's open to everyone.
Sep 15, 2017
Art exhibit showcases work of the AFSC
(The Guilfordian)
Guilford College is currently displaying the interactive exhibit “Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action."
Sep 13, 2017
W.Va. Conservative Policy Summit Tackles Opioids, Economic Troubles, Family Decline
(West Virginia Public Radio)
W.Va. Conservative Policy Summit Tackles Opioids, Economic Troubles, Family Decline
Sep 13, 2017
‘Cancelled’ ICE Raid Raises Questions About Potentially Massive Operation
(Snopes)
The scope of the potential operation prompted fears about escalating immigration enforcement.
Sep 12, 2017
Pacifist Doctor Found Her Calling During The Vietnam War
(WPSU)
Marge Nelson reflects on her time working with AFSC in Vietnam during the war.
Sep 11, 2017
American Friends Service Committee hired Joyce Ajlouny as its general secretary.
(Generocity)
Joyce Aljouny takes the helm at AFSC this September.
Sep 10, 2017
NJ has 31,000 immigration cases pending in courts — Most don’t end in deportation
(NJ 101.5)
Advocates respond to possible immigration raids.
Sep 8, 2017
Somersworth Indonesian Fair will go on, despite deportation uncertainty
(Seacoast Online)
Celebration continues despite threats from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sep 8, 2017
‘The Vietnam Years’: How the conflict ripped the nation’s religious fabric
(Religion News Service)
A new documentary series looks back on the Vietnam War.
Sep 6, 2017
ICE Orders Deportation for Indonesian Immigrants in N.H.
(New Hampshire Public Radio)
Nineteen Indonesian immigrants living in New Hampshire received deportation orders after checking in at federal immigration offices in Manchester.
Sep 5, 2017
Vigil held for immigrants in NH as president moves to end DACA
(WMUR)
New Hampshire religious congregations held a as the White House announced it was ending a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
Sep 5, 2017
ICE to immigrant with Stage 4 cancer: Get plane ticket
(Fosters)
A New Hampshire man with Stage 4 colon cancer has been told to secure a plane ticket back to Indonesia or face detention and deportation.
Sep 5, 2017
DACA could affect 400 NH students
(Foster's Daily Democrat)
Students and communities in New Hampshire are harmed by the president's decision to rescind the DACA program.
Sep 5, 2017
Triad DACA recipients ask for local lawmakers to step up
(Fox 8)
Current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are asking local leaders for support.
Sep 5, 2017
Manchester Prayer Vigil as Local Immigrants Report to ICE
(Public News Service)
As President Donald Trump ramps up his crackdown on immigrants, a prayer vigil is planned at the Federal Building in Manchester to call for an end to deportations.
Sep 5, 2017
As N.H. immigrants face increasing uncertainty, a community shows support
(Concord Monitor)
Faith leaders, activists, and community members rally in support of Indonesians facing deportation in New Hampshire.
Sep 5, 2017
Rescinding DACA could cost 700,000 workers their jobs and employers $6.3 billion in employee turnover costs
(Business Insider)
The Trump administration announced Tuesday it was ending the program known as DACA.
Sep 5, 2017
Peace Fair promotes harmony in home, community and environment
(NJ.com)
Buckingham Friends Meetinghouse hosts annual Peace Fair.
Sep 5, 2017
19 Indonesians living in NH receive deportation orders
(The Union Leader)
Nineteen Indonesians living in New Hampshire, including one with stage-four cancer, received deportation orders.
Sep 1, 2017
Undocumented immigrant families hope to appeal deportation orders
(WMUR)
A prayer vigil was held Friday at the federal building in Manchester in an effort to put pressure on officials and show support for immigrant families facing deportation.
Sep 1, 2017
Service expresses support for Indonesians facing deportation
(Seacoast Online)
Supporters pack the cafeteria at the McConnell Center for an interfaith service in support of the local Indonesian community.
Sep 1, 2017
Should the Government Subsidize Coal to Protect National Security?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Governor Jim Justice is proposing tat the federal government subsidize eastern coal production.

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