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Emilio Rojas exhibit delves into immigrant experiences
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Arts & Culture
Emilio Rojas exhibit delves into immigrant experiences
In the wake of the recent news story of migrants shuttled unknowingly from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Emilio Rojas’s show “Emilio Rojas: tracing a wound through my body,” on view through Nov. 6 at Emerson College’s Emerson Contemporary, feels extremely timely.
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News
Dip in immigration seen driving U.S. inflation
Close to 15% of job openings that employ immigrant or foreign-born workers in the U.S. are still vacant, while the legal immigration system is in dire straits.
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Lawmakers seek licensure for immigrants
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Lawmakers seek licensure for immigrants
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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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Local News
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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Local News
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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Local News
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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