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The Columbus Dispatch

Yilun Cheng

23 August 2021

Whitehall, Ohio, United States

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Congress created the U visa program in 2000 to encourage undocumented immigrants to report crimes to the police and cooperate with investigations and prosecutions. The visa legalizes an immigrant's status, if certifie...

U.S. News & World Report

Anna-Catherine Brigida

2 June 2021

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works with asylum seekers in Matamoros to address mental health issues while they wait for decisions in their U.S. immigration cases. MSF provides one-on-one and group counseling with a t...

France 24

Josh Vardey

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Sylvain LePetit

9 March 2021

Jordan

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Based on pressure from international aid organizations, the kingdom of Jordan now offers permits for refugees to work in agriculture, construction, hospitality and other industries. As a result, the large Syrian refug...

High Country News

Jessica Kutz

25 February 2021

Nevada, United States

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A program known as Conrad 30 is helping some foreign-born doctors gain the ability to practice medicine in the U.S. by waiving the need for a visa. Although there are concerns about tying a visa to a job, many doctors...

ideastream

Tony Ganzer

8 February 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Refugee agencies were forced to make operational pivots as a result of the Trump administration's Muslim ban, and then again in the aftermath of the pandemic. Agencies pivoted to providing translation help, mental hea...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Michelle Wiley

4 February 2021

Honduras

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Justice In Motion helps Central American people who were separated from their children by the U.S. government when they attempted to migrate into the U.S. One lawyer in Honduras has succeeded many times in her three ...

The Local

Lorenzo Di Stasi

24 December 2020

Belgium

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Hack your Future Belgium offers free IT training to migrants to help fill the country’s worker shortage in that sector and help newcomers gain skills and find work. Most participants are asylum seekers or refugees and...

The Local

Martina Olivier Foti

22 December 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

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LGBT Asylum’s trained volunteers have provided emotional support to over 400 LGBT+ asylum applicants, also preparing them for the procedural process, such as the questions they will be asked and how long it will take....

The Hechinger Report

Kavitha Cardoza

14 December 2020

Adelphi, Maryland, United States

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Prince George's County in Maryland ranks fourth in the country for the number of unaccompanied students with sponsors. Often, these students have experienced a lot of trauma by the time they arrive at school. School o...

The Local

Anna Fleck

12 December 2020

Berlin, Germany

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The Poetry Project provides a platform for young refugees to create poetry, share their stories, and learn about German culture. The initiative started with weekly meetings for 7 young refugees to workshop poetry abou...

The Local

Dimitra Karapanagiotou

26 November 2020

Greece

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Generation 2.0 empowers migrant job-seekers through career counseling, resume help, and interview prep. Additionally, it provides diversity workshops for employers who are unfamiliar with the bureaucratic aspects of h...

The Guardian

Philip Oltermann

30 August 2020

Germany

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Five years after Germany sparked controversy with a welcoming message to the flood of refugees applying for asylum, more than half of those 1.7 million refugees have work and pay taxes, their youth show strong signs o...

The Economist

The Economist

25 August 2020

Germany

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The 2015 influx of 1.2 million refugees was resettled all across Germany and has been somewhat successfully integrated five years later. Many local municipalities quickly adapted to the influx, providing language cour...

Yes! Magazine

Patrick Ammerman

Gustavo Andrés Castillo Arenas

19 February 2020

Bogotá, Colombia

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In a time when many Western countries are closing their doors to refugees, Colombia has been particularly welcoming to migrants and refugees. The country has enacted a series of laws that make it easier for incoming V...

Upworthy

Annie Reneau

19 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Penn Museum in Philadelphia not only hires museum docents from the regions being showcased, but they also hire refugees and immigrants. As a result attendance has increased with some people coming expressly for th...

Equal Times

Lidija Pisker

12 February 2020

Rome, Italy

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Guide Invisibili is an audio storytelling initiative by Laboratorio 53 that increases understanding of Rome’s refugee and immigrant communities. 40 young people, who left their home countries due to conflicts and inst...

KPBS Public Media

Max Rivlin-Nadler

4 February 2020

Tijuana, Mexico

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"The Nest" in Tijuana is a space for migrant children to relax and be themselves during a very stressful time. "The Nest" was established by the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles and sits across the street from a s...

Equal Times

Guillaume Pajot

28 January 2020

Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, the largest refugee camp in the world, is overcrowded and increasingly isolated. A program by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC offers refugees equipment, a...

The Washington Post

Debbie Cenziper

23 January 2020

United States

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For 28 years, the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, stripped more than 100 people of U.S. citizenship and deported them for their direct participation in Nazi war crimes. The most successful ...

Equal Times

María José Carmona

15 January 2020

Malaga, Spain

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There are thousands of children caught in the midst of the migrant crisis, and many of them end up without their parents or with a relative. To avoid placing migrant children in facilities that would be unable to give...

The Colorado Sun

Moe Clark

12 December 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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When asylum seekers are released from the Aurora, Colorado immigration center, many seek help and community from the nonprofit organization, Casa de Paz. Based in Denver, the nonprofit offers these individuals and any...

CNN

Alaa Elassar

20 November 2019

Syria

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Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee created a special show for displaced Syrian children conducted entirely in Arabic. The show teaches children lessons like counting and the alphabet, but it also t...

Al Jazeera

Kimberley Brown

30 September 2019

Juncal, Ecuador

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Carmen Carcelen lives in northern Ecuador with her husband, eight children, and hundreds of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing poverty, violence, and hyperinflation at home. Carcelen has been providing food and shelt...

The Marshall Project

Anna Flagg

23 September 2019

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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A federal deportation program called Secure Communities has been around off and on since 2008, and is a collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and federal immigration like Immigration and Customs Enforce...

The National

Priti Salian

21 September 2019

Berlin, Germany

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A German organization called Uber den Tellerrand brings together refugees and locals for a meal handmade by those who migrated from Syria and Iraq. The meal brings people together over a delicious meal, offers authent...

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