Latest News for: Immigrant communities


Detroit to spend $5M in federal funds on 100 license plate readers at 25 intersections

Detroit Free Press 27 Sep 2023
One major concern involves potential harm the technology could cause in Detroit's immigrant communities ... Task Force, said representatives of the task force met with Detroit police and aren't convinced the department's policies provide enough protection for immigrant communities.

Kansas county scuttles talk of converting Leavenworth jail to ICE detention center

News-Press Now 27 Sep 2023
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE ... Opposition to the idea of CoreCivic becoming an ICE facility ran the spectrum from anti-immigration sentiments about releasing “illegal aliens” into the community to immigration attorneys and civil rights advocates’ concerns about the facility’s history of violence and safety issues.

Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy and Diplomats Reflect on 25 Years Since Good Friday Agreement

The Harvard Crimson 27 Sep 2023
The celebration — held at the Edward M ... government ... Mitchell, the former U.S ...It’s a story of a family, a community pulling together rather than being drawn apart,” he added. “For no political, economic, or social advancement was possible for penniless immigrants without communities coming together to forge powerful coalitions that demanded change.” ... .

Canadian Muslims’ pushback against radical LGBT agenda was a long time coming

Life Site 27 Sep 2023
Indeed, federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has weighed in on the side of parents for the second time this month, likely recognizing that parental rights may just be the wedge issue Conservatives need to turn the Liberal-voting but socially conservative immigrant communities into voting blue.

India and Canada steer clear, in UN speeches, of their dispute over Sikh separatist leader's killing

The Daily Journal - San Mateo 27 Sep 2023
General Assembly on Tuesday ... India also has a habit, at the U.N., of keeping its criticisms veiled ... Islamabad denies it ... The remarks were tucked into a speech that dilated on climate change, immigration, gender equality, Haiti's troubles, Russia's war in Ukraine, and the need for the international community “to create unity where there is division.” ... .

Report: Greenhouse gas emissions decrease in Linn County, but not enough

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 27 Sep 2023
Alliant Energy’s Prairie Creek plant in Cedar Rapids, pictured Dec. 23, 2022, has converted some of its generating units from coal to natural gas. (Nick Rohlman/The Gazette) ... Miller ... Another resolution enacted in 2020 prioritizes climate-vulnerable communities like immigrants and refugees, older adults, people with a disability and rural populations ... .

Griffo: Federal government must fix immigration problem

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 26 Sep 2023
Griffo praised Oneida County officials for their work in promoting legal immigration and its contribution to a local burgeoning migrant community ...Instead, it is pushing its immigration problem onto the states who then push this problem onto communities that do not have the resources to care for this influx of people.

Op-ed | A mayor accountable to immigrant voters wouldn’t say we’re destroying New York City

The Villager 26 Sep 2023
As a DACA recipient, I’ve seen how activism and political engagement can help immigrant communities ... I now work for the immigrant rights organization, Make the Road New York, using my experience and skills to advocate for my community.

Newsom Vetoed Bill Restricting California Prison Transfers to ICE

Scheerpost 26 Sep 2023
Advocates are saying this perpetuates a system of double punishment against immigrant communities and are now pushing for a veto override to overturn Newsom’s decision on the bill ... “The fact that the governor vetoed it really speaks volumes as to where he stands with the immigrant community.”.

Immigration scams are rampant. Here’s how to avoid getting taken

The Mercury News 26 Sep 2023
Those needs and desires bring immigrants to fraudulent providers, who blatantly promote immigration services they’re not qualified to offer in community newspapers, online, on foreign-language radio stations and via other advertising outlets ... the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

THUNE COLUMN: No End in Sight for the Biden Border Crisis

Marshall County Journal 26 Sep 2023
Recently, in less than one week, more than 35,000 illegal immigrants were caught trying to cross the border ... The fact that both border communities and places far from the southern border like New York, Chicago, and Massachusetts are being strained by the influx of illegal immigrants indicates the administration’s actions are just not working.

Integral part of Canadian society, Sikhs migrated to the country in six waves

Hindustan Times 26 Sep 2023
An order-in-council banned immigration from India in 1907. Chinese immigration was stopped by a “head tax” by the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 ... Later in 1906 and 2015, two prime ministers offered apology to redress the racist immigration policy and the Komagata Maru tragedy ... New tolerance toward immigrants.

Literacy Center in Attleboro gets $20,000 grant to support teaching English

The Sun Chronicle 26 Sep 2023
... of two distributions of $570,000 to 12 community-based organizations from The Massachusetts Migrant Families Relief Fund ... Brazilian Workers Center, Everett Haitian Community Center, Immigrant Family Service Institute, La Colaborativa, MIRA Coalition and RIAN Immigrant Center.

Care, not cuts: City divided over mayor’s planned 15% budget cuts

The Philadelphia Tribune 26 Sep 2023
Many present were descendants of immigrants, from households where people were undocumented, or had personal connections to the immigrant community. Melissa Johnson of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) said that the proposed cuts and 60-day shelter limit policy will ...

Hispanic health fair in N.A. aims to connect resources to communities

The Post and Courier 26 Sep 2023
A health fair for the Hispanic community was held in North Augusta recently. Community Concepts and Iglesia Casa Del Alfarero held a four-hour health fair that provided access to a variety of dental, insurance and nutrition needs to the community ... owner of Community Concepts, said.

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