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Vaccinating People Most at Risk and Hardest to Reach

The Tennessee Tribune 14 Jun 2021
Aronson said that in many states old people who lived in the community got sick with COVID-19 ... We know the communities least like to have access to the Internet are the oldest people, the people in rural areas, and recent immigrants with limited or no English, “ Aronson said.
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‘We’re just trying to live’: UNK’s oral history project gives immigrants a voice

The Grand Island Independent 13 Jun 2021
... 2017 as a way to share the lived experiences of these community members and spread empathy by attaching human faces to the immigration debate ... “We really want people to be able to see these stories so we can create a better understanding of our immigrant communities,” Weisse said.
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My Take: Congress should take up Bipartisan Border Solutions Act

The Holland Sentinel 13 Jun 2021
But it will take a lot more than words to fix our immigration system and ensure long-term border security. It’s clear that both our state and our nation benefit from immigration ... If we want to make things better — for border communities, immigrants, and the nation as a whole — that has to change.
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How In the Heights's Captures the Latinx Immigrant Experience

Collider 13 Jun 2021
Like Usnavi, we meet many other members of the community who have their own dreams, whether they’re small, like moving to a different neighborhood to improve your business or wanting to out-sell the ice cream truck, or big like wanting to fix the immigration and housing crises in the country.
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Residents declare Sunderland a ‘safe community,’ approve full Town Meeting warrant

The Recorder 13 Jun 2021
“By opting out (of the state’s program), it allowed us better control to share data with the community ... Residents also approved a citizen’s petition declaring the town to be a “safe community,” meaning Sunderland police officers cannot function as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
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Texas, Arizona Govs. calling for states to send police to help deal with border crisis

Press TV 13 Jun 2021
In order to deal with a surge in migration to the borer, Texas and Arizona built, opened or refashioned a number of facilities to house the migrants coming across the border, including the use of hotels by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ... Two US immigration jails closed after allegations of abuse.
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Biloela fights for Tamil family: ‘We fell in love with them when they were here’

The Observer 13 Jun 2021
It has been more than three years since Tamil asylum seekers Nades and Priya Murugappan, and their daughters Kopika and Tharnicaa, were taken from their home in Biloela and placed in immigration detention ... Later this month is the Flourish Festival, which celebrates people from Biloela’s migrant communities ... Priya threw herself into community life.
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Former interpreter living in Iowa who helped U.S. military faces deadly deportation

Dispatch Argus 13 Jun 2021
Ahmad also had worked as an interpreter, and he immigrated to the U.S ... He applied for political asylum through the Special Immigrant Visa program, although he did not hear about his case for years ... Niazy is scheduled for a hearing before an immigration judge on June 28 in Omaha ... He expressed a deep love of and gratitude for the Iowa Falls community.
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Ku Klux Klan ruled Denver a century ago; legacy still felt

The Dispatch 13 Jun 2021
It was also a time when Black people in Denver were moving into white neighborhoods and the city’s immigrant population was growing, including Jewish and Catholic communities ... League’s Mountain States office and a community adviser to History Colorado’s ledger project.
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‘In the Heights’ Is Just the Beginning for the Radiant Melissa Barrera

The Daily Beast 13 Jun 2021
The movie could have gone harder on oppressive forces both outside and within the community ...I’ve come to know, since I’ve moved to the U.S., the value of telling stories like In the Heights,” she says, in which Latinx, immigrant, and other communities of color can see reflections of the specific struggles that touch so many of our lives.
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Cities are looking to get better community engagement by paying for it

Richland Source 13 Jun 2021
With 38 applicants, they selected a team of 10, who are mostly people of color representing all age groups, with at least two students and two immigrant participants ... Guimaraes doesn’t currently rely on Rochester’s transit system — saying it doesn’t serve her needs — but many of her patients and people she knows in the community do.
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Clinton Community College receives DREAM Iowa scholarship

Clinton Herald 13 Jun 2021
DES MOINES — Clinton Community College is one of eight receiving Dream Iowa scholarships to help immigrant students ... .
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The best new summer books: 10 titles that should be on your reading list

The National 13 Jun 2021
Published to widespread acclaim this spring, Sathian’s debut is a wonderful coming-of-age novel set in an Indian immigrant community outside Atlanta in the US ... Anita needs a boost to get into Harvard University, but Neil needs a whole lot more to achieve what he wants … but their scheming ends in a tragedy that ripples across the community ... Review ... .
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State of immigrants in LA County: USC report shows disparities in COVID pandemic's impact

ABC7 12 Jun 2021
The report also points out the increasing diversity of the county's immigrant community ... It also featured the diversity within many immigrant communities.
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