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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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News
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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News
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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Talia Barrales: A Dreamer fulfilling her dream
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Business
Talia Barrales: A Dreamer fulfilling her dream
When Talia Barrales launched her new firm, Barrales Public Affairs, in June, she turned to the same guiding principles that made her now multi-million-dollar firm Barrales Law so successful — hard work for the community, by the community.
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Opinion
Include immigrants in COVID-19 relief
It is unfathomable that people who have regularly paid taxes would be shut out of relief when it’s most needed. This isn’t charity. It’s about doing right by our neighbors
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Immigrant businesses struggling
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Business
Immigrant businesses struggling
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) hosted a virtual roundtable with U.S. Reps. Joe Kennedy III and Seth Moulton on Monday to highlight the struggles that Black and brown immigrant business owners go through and what they need to remain viable.
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Local News
Activists press legislators on Safe Communities Act
A group of Haitian pastors and advocates sent a letter to Massachusetts legislators last week urging a favorable report for the Safe Communities Act, noting that the ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the importance of protecting immigrants, who risk COVID-19 infections while facing the threat of deportation.
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International Institute of New England’s 'Suitcase Stories' now streaming
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Arts & Culture
International Institute of New England’s 'Suitcase Stories' now streaming
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces have shuttered, but the need for stories of perseverance is greater than ever, and so Suitcase Stories has taken to the screen for virtual storytelling and community conversations.
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Activists call on ICE to release immigrants
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Local News
Activists call on ICE to release immigrants
Sen. Ed Markey joined immigration activists on Friday in an online conversation to discuss COVID-19’s impacts on the immigrant community.
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New policy on sharing BPS info with Boston Police
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Local News
New policy on sharing BPS info with Boston Police
Two months after a local civil rights group accused Boston Public Schools of sharing students’ information with federal immigration authorities, the city is proposing a new policy officials say will clarify the protocols for sharing that information with law enforcement and other groups.
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