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Biden administration ends Trump refugee ban
Following the Biden administration’s announcement of plans to end the use of Title 42, a public health measure used to turn away refugees seeking to enter the U.S., leaders of Boston’s Haitian community voiced their support of the termination of use of the measure, saying its implementation was discriminatory against Black and brown migrants at the southern border.
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Brockton residents press Healey for state aid
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Brockton residents press Healey for state aid
Attorney General Maura Healey, who is running for governor, met with Brockton-area residents at the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, Monday.
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Some see double-standard as U.S. opens doors to Ukrainian refugees
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Some see double-standard as U.S. opens doors to Ukrainian refugees
Following the announcement of a federal plan to accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, local leaders and organizations have voiced support for the proposed action, while also noting perceived inequities between the treatment of Ukrainian refugees in comparison with the treatment of migrants from predominantly non-white countries and hoping that the action can jumpstart change in the U.S. migration system.
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Drivers’ license bill appears ready to pass
After decades of activism, advocates for undoumented residents have come one step closer to achieving one of their biggest strategic goals –– giving immigrants living in Massachusetts communities the right to obtain legal drivers licenses.
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Court ruling seen as blow to Boston police gang database
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Court ruling seen as blow to Boston police gang database
Justices of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled in favor of a Salvadoran immigrant’s petition to review a deportation order, finding in favor of his argument that a Boston Police Department gang database determination falsely identified him as a member of the MS-13 gang.
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Opinion
Treatment of Haitians is not just an American disgrace, but a world disgrace
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer angrily said the brutal treatment of Haitian asylum seekers defies common decency. A chorus of Democrats chimed in and called the Border Patrol horseback riding whipping and assaulting of the Haitians much worse. All demanded that the Biden Administration cease and desist the deportation of the asylum-seekers.
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Bostonians protest expulsion of Haitians
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Bostonians protest expulsion of Haitians
Activists and members of the Haitian diaspora gathered Friday in Boston to protest the Biden administration’s recent expulsion of Haitian migrants at the southern U.S. border.
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White immigrants have greater odds at success than longstanding Black citizens
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Editorial
White immigrants have greater odds at success than longstanding Black citizens
America has always been considered to be the land of milk and honey. If you work hard and follow the rules, success was sure to follow. But with COVID-19 rampant and political unrest not so uncommon, financial security is far less certain. And for many Blacks, losses due to racial discrimination still abide.
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Legislators re-file Safe Communities Act
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Legislators re-file Safe Communities Act
Sponsored by Rep. Liz Miranda, Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Ruth Balser, the Safe Communities Act limits state law enforcement’s involvement in federal immigration enforcement. Advocates consider this a part of public health policy as well as immigration policy, since so many of Massachusetts’ immigrants are essential workers during the pandemic.
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
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What to expect from the Biden/Harris administration
Starting on the night of his inauguration, Joe Biden signed 30 executive orders within the first three days of his presidency. They’re meant to fulfill promises he made while campaigning, assist the fight against COVID-19 and reverse a number of Donald Trump’s actions.
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DHS restrictions hit international scholars
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule change that would introduce a time limit on the authorized period of stay for F, J, and I nonimmigrants, a group that includes international students and scholars.
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Company One production of ‘Downtown Crossing’ explores undocumented life in Boston
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Arts & Culture
Company One production of ‘Downtown Crossing’ explores undocumented life in Boston
“Downtown Crossing,” a world premiere theater performance written by David Valdes and produced by Company One Theatre hits the virtual stage on Oct. 22. Streaming live (and for free) for five performances, the play explores the experience of undocumented immigrants in Boston.
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