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United KingdomScottish police free men held by UK immigration force

Reuters 14 May 2021
Video footage showed the two men emerging from the back of a van belonging to Britain's interior ministry, which sets immigration rules for the whole United Kingdom ... Police Scotland said in a statement that it had "taken the operational decision to release the men detained by UK Immigration Enforcement back into their community".
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Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort

Beijing News 14 May 2021
And others sought to evade the measures ... Hotels make sense ... The latter was done at the former Roehampton Hotel in Toronto, where it was met with controversy from affluent community members. Hotels supply space ... Immigrants were upon arrival at land borders and ports, segregated from the wider community until their health status could be determined.
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Virginia woman accused of pretending to be lawyer, targeting immigrant community

Wtop 13 May 2021
Jasmine Moawad, 45, worked out of an office in Tysons, targeting members of the Latino community who “may fear ... Immigrants make our community whole and my office will always do everything in our power to safeguard Fairfax County’s immigrant communities,” Descano said.
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'Pay rent or get a dose': Miami's Central American, Haitian immigrant communities undervaccinated

Finger Lakes Times 13 May 2021
The disparity was even greater for Haitian immigrant communities ... No single factor explains why many in certain immigrant communities haven't received their first dose yet, while others have some of the highest vaccination rates.
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Biden’s immigration reform should roll back exploitative ‘guest worker’ programs

People's World 13 May 2021
In opposition to that goal, the civil rights movement among Mexican and Asian Americans proposed an alternative vision to guide our immigration policy, one that favored unifying families and strengthening immigrant communities, and forced Congress to enact a law in 1965 that enshrines that vision.
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Asylum seekers released after Scotland deportation standoff

Arab News 13 May 2021
Immigration authorities in Scotland have agreed to release two asylum seekers they had detained ahead of deportation after members of their local community protested and blocked their vehicle from leaving ... by UK Immigration Enforcement back into their community meantime.”.
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Police to release two men detained by immigration officers after protesters surround van in bid to stop removals

ITV 13 May 2021
... detention and subsequent protest in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, today, Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland has, following a suitable risk assessment, taken the operational decision to release the men detained by UK Immigration Enforcement back into their community meantime.
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Rep. Jayapal, others, introduce bill on health care for all immigrants regardless of status

News India Times 13 May 2021
“As a proud immigrant who came to this country alone at the age of 16, I know that the HEAL Act is an urgent, necessary, and just first step to eliminating senseless barriers to health care, making our communities healthier, and ensuring all immigrants get the care they need — during a pandemic and always.”.
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Sturgeon: Home Office needs to reflect after Glasgow detentions spark protests

Belfast Telegraph 13 May 2021
“Doing this on Eid, in the heart of our Muslim community, and in the midst of a serious Covid outbreak was staggeringly irresponsible – but the even deeper problem is an appalling asylum & immigration policy.” ... UK Immigration Enforcement back into their community meantime.”.
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UNLV to honor immigrant’s long, hard journey to graduation

Las Vegas Sun 13 May 2021
Siweya, an immigrant from Ethiopia, will graduate with a Master’s Degree in Public Health on Thursday ... Even before the pandemic, Siweya noticed that the immigrant community was often left in the dark about public health issues. “In immigrant communities, they are hesitant about the (COVID) vaccine,” he said.
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Men detained by immigration officers during Eid Al Fitr released after protest

The National 13 May 2021
Scottish Police on Thursday released men detained during a raid by immigration officials on a property in Glasgow, after about 200 protesters gathered on the street ... It said Chief Supt Mark Sutherland decided to release the men detained by UK Immigration Enforcement back into their community for now.
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Rebuilding the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Is an Opportunity for Biden to Seize

Time 13 May 2021
There are lessons here for other parts of the immigration debate ... refugee resettlement program is one part of the immigration system that works well and serves as a model for other countries ... should expand the use of community, family, and co-sponsorship models of resettlement.
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Scottish Police Free Men Held By UK Immigration Force

Yahoo Daily News 13 May 2021
Video footage showed two Asian men emerging from the back of a van belonging to Britain’s interior ministry, which sets immigration rules for the whole United Kingdom ... Police Scotland said in a statement that it had “taken the operational decision to release the men detained by UK Immigration Enforcement back into their community”.
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Biden wants rules for gun owners, but not immigrants

South East Sun 13 May 2021
Unfortunately, this behavior fits into the Biden Administration’s trend of holding illegal immigrants to a lower standard than American citizens ... So do Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, but the Biden administration is determined to keep their hands tied.
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Latinos Are the Most Eager to Get Vaccinated, Survey Shows — But Face Obstacles

The Maryville Daily Times 13 May 2021
Those facing immigration issues were more likely to be worried about being asked to show government-issued ID or a Social Security number, according to the KFF survey ... “But for the immigrant community in South L.A., these are factors that they deal with on an everyday basis.”.
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