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The New York Times

Liz Robbins

7 February 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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For migrant detainees in San Diego County's Otay Mesa Detention Center, a recent letter writing campaign from participants at nearby San Diego State University has brought a small form of hope and courage. The univers...

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Adele Peters

7 February 2019

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A new mobile app called Tarjimly connects refugees with much needed translation services, especially in times of emergency. With over 8,000 volunteer translators who speak over 90 languages, the adaptable app can brea...

The Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

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Jennifer Hattam

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5 December 2018

Istanbul, Turkey

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For refugees fleeing Syria, a new career path is possible: become a food entrepreneur. A program in Turkey provides Syrians and other refugee groups with basic entrepreneurial skills, as well as access to mentors and ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

30 October 2018

United States

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Borderwise is an online interface that makes it easier to apply for a green card or naturalization in the United States. Since Borderwise was created in 2016, more than 80.000 immigration forms have been prepared usin...

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Katharine Schwab

30 October 2018

United States

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Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...

The New York Times

Joseph Goldstein

28 October 2018

Arua, Uganda

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In Uganda, refugees are given enough land to become self-sufficient and have the right to free movement. The country's open border policy, in stark opposition to many other countries that are seeking to limit their re...

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Kate Roff

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18 October 2018

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

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When jobs needed to be filled, AGS Automotive Systems and Michigan Staffing worked together to hire Iraqi refugees who had recently arrived in Michigan. The manufacturing industry is an ideal fit for refugees who can ...

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Fergus Peace

9 October 2018

Turkey

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Host governments tend to be wary of allowing refugees to move freely and work legally. However, integrating refugees into the labor market as quickly as possible reduces the concentration of newcomers in the informal ...

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Jason Margolis

18 September 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Michigan, and Detroit in particular, has focused on bringing in immigrants to help the area grow. Several programs are helping migrant business owners succeed in their new home. Hatch Detroit helped Hamissi Mamba, a r...

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Fergus Peace

11 September 2018

Canada

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Canada and Australia have both used targeted immigration policies to grow their rural populations. But Canada’s more holistic approach seems to match the long-term needs of migrant and local populations better than Au...

The Guardian

Ewen MacAskill

7 September 2018

Afghanistan

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A British military officer and his Afghanistan translator created a network of interpreters to help push policy changes in the United Kingdom to allow more translators to move to the country with their families. Out o...

Yes! Magazine

Liz Brazile

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20 August 2018

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

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Over 20 U.S. cities have passed municipal I.D. laws, which provide a form of identification to undocumented immigrants. “Municipal IDs are one of the most effective measures that cities can implement to protect and em...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 August 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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A human rights center is working with government agencies to identify the remains of people who died crossing the U.S. border. The partnership is helping the families of the dead find out what happened to their loved ...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

9 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, a citywide initiative known as Action NYC is connecting immigrants with free legal help and other comprehensive services. While the city provides outreach and coordination, community organizations wi...

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Fergus Peace

29 July 2018

Vienna, Austria

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Even as Austria's asylum process becomes longer and more complex, Vienna continues to adapt to provide services, classes, and support necessary for integration of refugees and migrants from day one. The approach inclu...

The Intercept

Ryan Devereaux

23 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In order to understand and end legal and extralegal ways the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency terrorizes immigrant communities it is essential to understand where and how ICE raids are happening. ICEWatch is...

Al-Fanar Media

Austin Davis

12 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Tens of thousands of readers read Amal, Berlin!, an “ an Arabic, Farsi and German-language digital newspaper that covers local news in Berlin and Germany.” The newspaper helps refugees navigate a new country in thei...

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Fergus Peace

29 June 2018

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Every migrant child applying for asylum in Sweden gets a public lawyer and an assigned guardian. Although a rapid rise in asylum seekers in 2015-16 strained the country’s migration system, Sweden has not resorted to p...

Wired

Emily Dreyfuss

25 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Using their research skills to obtain public information, a group of librarians created an interactive map showing the location of ICE offices and juvenile detention facilities. They also created a toolkit to assist d...

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Zoe Sullivan

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11 June 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Activists in Wisconsin are uniting the community with immigrants. “They mobilized some 10,000 people from rural counties and cities, including a number of Democratic gubernatorial contenders. Approximately 100 busin...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

21 May 2018

Pyramid Hill, Australia

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A town in rural Australia found an unexpected solution to its seemingly inevitable collapse through population decline: by welcoming immigrants even as Australia's urban centers attempt to restrict immigration. In Pyr...

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Jack Graham

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18 May 2018

Bern, Switzerland

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Switzerland will soon be piloting a new algorithm to help refugees find jobs. The algorithm uses "machine learning to match geographic employment outcomes with refugees’ personal characteristics, such as gender, age a...

Apolitical

Jennifer Guay

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25 April 2018

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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An increasingly popular way to attract foreign direct investment is to let the world’s wealthiest trade cash and property investments for citizenship. The $2 billion-a-year industry allows the ultra-rich to buy passpo...

The Guardian

Lorenzo Tondo

19 March 2018

Sutera, Sicily, Italy

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Immigrants are reviving the local economy in Sutera. Before 2014, the Sicilian town was shrinking fast. All but a few hundred people had moved to look for work in bigger cities. Welcoming asylum seekers from Nigeria, ...

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