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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...

Tostada Magazine

Nargis Hakim Rahman

14 July 2021

New York, United States

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Sakhi for South Asian Women in New York has significantly increased their outreach during the coronavirus pandemic, connecting clients to services and resources. The group conducted 1,500 wellness calls and needs asse...

Happinewss

Praveena Somasundaram

14 May 2021

Texas, United States

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ImmSchools works in over 30 school districts across Texas, New York, and Illinois to make schools safe and welcoming for undocumented students and their families. They work with districts to advocate for better polici...

Documentary Magazine

Kristal Sotomayor

27 April 2021

United States

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The Undocumented Filmmakers Collective provides a safe, inclusive, and non-competitive space for people to discuss issues they face in their careers. The nearly 40 members are spread out across the U.S. and use Zoom t...

Documented

Kevin Duggan

15 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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New York City’s Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs relied on help from 34 community groups to distribute a $20 million relief fund from the Open Society Foundation. The groups verified who needed the funds, and no p...

France 24

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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...

Deník Referendum

Fatima Rahimi

26 February 2021

Brno, Czech Republic

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Intercultural city workers act as bridges between public institutions and the Arab, Moldovan/Romanian, and Russian-speaking, and Vietnamese communities. They accompany clients to government offices, where their presen...

Christian Science Monitor

Taylor Luck

19 February 2021

Zaatari, Jordan

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The Jordan government is prioritizing offering the Covid-19 vaccine to refugees before most citizens with the goal of decreasing the transmission rate for those who must live closely together and in crowded conditions...

Wired

Emily Ding

Corinne Redfern

16 February 2021

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Since its April 2018 founding in Malaysia, the Be My Protector app has enabled interventions in 120 cases of suspected human trafficking, sparked by anonymous reports that its app enables. In about a third of those ca...

Civil Eats

Elizabeth Hewitt

4 February 2021

Vermont, United States

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Vermont approved coronavirus relief funding for immigrants who did not qualify for federal aid in the first round of the CARES Act. Migrant farm workers play a vital role in Vermont’s dairy industry and were hailed as...

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

Lucía Blanco Gracia

12 January 2021

Barcelona, Spain

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Known locally as manteros, street vendors in Barcelona, Spain, organized and created a union called Diomcoop. The union offers full-time contracts to the vendors, which are difficult to obtain, and which allows them t...

The Local

Snigdha Bansal

11 January 2021

Copenhagen, Denmark

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A Danish trade union has integrated migrant construction workers by overcoming language and cultural barriers. The move has led to better working conditions, equal pay, healthcare, and housing for migrant workers - al...

El Colectivo 506

Katherine Stanley Obando

8 January 2021

Coto Brus, Costa Rica

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Coffee farmers in Costa Rica, who employ indigenous migrants and Nicaraguans to work during coffee harvests, have had to shift their practices to keep workers safe during the pandemic. The housing quarters for the wor...

The Local

Stephanie Alvarez

22 December 2020

Bremen, Germany

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Queeraspora was founded in Bremen as a safe space for immigrant and refugee LGBTQ+ people to find social and emotional support, as well as access to information. Around twenty people make up the nucleus of the group, ...

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 Local

Nanna Vedel-Hertz

21 December 2020

Lesvos, Greece

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People living in the Kara Tepe refugee camp find creative ways to withstand the oftentimes inhumane conditions. To supplement insufficient food rations, volunteers bake and distribute up to 400 pieces of bread a day w...

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

Fabiola Villamor

10 December 2020

Lesbos, Greece

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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) provides basic necessities, hot showers, English classes, and social interaction for refugees in Greece. JRS also opened a Women Day Centre which catered specifically to the needs of r...

The Local

Hyunah Kim

8 December 2020

Nicosia, Cyprus

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The humanitarian organization known as Refugee Support in Nicosia, Cyrpus has been using WhatsApp to provide useful information to refugee populations during the coronavirus pandemic in addition to delivering food to ...

The Local

Sofia Cherici

30 November 2020

Italy

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More than 400 social service centers occupy spaces abandoned by the Italian Railway Network. The sites are managed by social stakeholders but, unlike other national assistance centers, they do not require citizenship ...

The Local

Mar Segura

26 November 2020

Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

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Women migrating to Spain from Sub-Saharan often fall prey to traffickers of sex workers and forced laborers, but gaps in aid to them exist because most migrants are young men traveling alone. Since 2018, the Ödos Proj...

Prism

Aaron Mok

19 November 2020

Vermont, United States

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A first-of-its-kind worker-led program in Vermont is helping dairy migrant workers to "hold farmers, corporations, and suppliers in the dairy industry accountable for the rights of workers in their supply-chains throu...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

26 October 2020

West Yellowstone, Montana, United States

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Promotoras de salud is a term that describe lay Latina community members who have been trained to provide health education to community members, and it's a concept that has helped eliminate barriers and improve health...

Texas Observer

Kimberly Meyer

5 October 2020

Texas, United States

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What started as an informal support group in Texas for undocumented workers who had been injured while working, has morphed into a mutual aid organization that helps connect immigrants and those who are uninsured with...

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