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Black immigrants push for protections as Juneteenth is honored

By Suzanne Monyak

Posted June 18, 2021 at 12:07pm

Hours before President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday, advocates seeking humanitarian protections for undocumented immigrants from Black nations ramped up calls for action.

“Today, as we are looking into celebrating Juneteenth, we want to take the time to honor our ancestors who paid the price for us to be here,” Guerline Jozef, president of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, said on a press call.

WCNY: Language Barriers to Government Services (Amaha Kassa)

Breaking down language barriers to government services

by DAVID LOMBARDO

February 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021 – For many New Yorkers, English is not their native language which can lead to them not getting the help or resources they need. We discussed the issue with Amaha Kassa, Executive Director of African Communities Together.

Virginia Immigrants Hit Hard By Pandemic Fear Eviction, Housing Squeeze

Virginia Immigrants Hit Hard By Pandemic Fear Eviction, Housing Squeeze

Pam Fessler

The Southern Towers apartment complex in Alexandria, Va., —right outside Washington, D.C.,—is like a city. It has five massive high-rise apartment buildings, along with its own bank, dry cleaners, and 7-Eleven.

Residents of Southern Towers’ affordable housing face eviction

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — As Amazon’s HQ2 and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus inch closer to reality in Northern Virginia, the City of Alexandria is anticipating the economic boom by diversifying its housing options.

Kidnapped Migrants Blocked from Asylum for Missing Court


Kidnapped Migrants Blocked from Asylum for Missing Court

Of 68,000 asylum cases processed under the Migrant Protection Protocols, 28,000 were closed because asylum seekers didn’t appear in court.

 

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