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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Trump’s immigration crackdown hits Vietnam

by David Roger
August 16, 2017
Courtesy of POLITICO
President Donald Trump’s “get tough” approach to immigration is now impacting — of all people — the Montagnard hill tribesmen who fought alongside the Green Berets in the Vietnam War.
The son of one such Montagnard veteran was deported back to Vietnam in July, a stunning move for many in the refugee community because of their history in the war and the continued evidence of political and economic mistreatment of Montagnards in Vietnam.

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Double Crossed: Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Has Trapped Migrants on Both Sides of the Border

by Bryan Schatz
August 16, 2017
Courtesy of Mother Jones
The air is hot and sticky behind the metal gates of Senda de Vida, a migrant shelter on the bank of the Rio Grande in Reynosa, Mexico. Hector Orvis-­Enrique, wearing sunglasses and a ball cap, fidgets with his hands as he sits on a cinder block wall and describes his kidnapping.

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
“Love Knows No Borders”

by Onelia Hawa
August 12, 2017
Skip a coffee, and support immigrant rights by donating $5 for an aqua “Love Knows No Borders. #NoBanNoWall” wristband and membership with Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance!  We ONLY have 20 left!! Help us reach our goal and message for more details. And remember, don’t forget to DONATE!

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
6 initial ways you can be a better ally to undocumented immigrants

by  Savonne Anderson
August 2017
Courtesy Mashable
Undocumented immigrants face many obstacles — and to overcome them, they need strong allies.
As of 2014, an estimated total of 42.4 million immigrants live in the United States, 11.4 million of whom are undocumented. Language barriers, access to health care, education, finding employment and securing housing are only a few of the many issues most immigrants face, all in addition to widespread xenophobia.

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[10 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Asian-Americans Have A Lot To Lose If GOP Legal Immigration Bill Is Passed

by Kimberly Yam
August , 2017
Courtesy Huffington Post

Asian-American activists are standing firmly against the recently introduced bill to curb legal immigration.

Advocacy groups have been speaking out against the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE), an immigration bill President Donald Trump endorsed on Wednesday. In addition to discontinuing the visa lottery program and limiting the number of refugees to enter the country, the bill would eliminate the prioritization of green cards for adult children and extended family of those already in the states.