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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.

Tenants In Northern Virginia Apartment Complex Worry About Eviction

Tenants In Northern Virginia Apartment Complex Worry About Eviction

April 25, 20218:00 AM ET

 

The complex houses hundreds of immigrants, mostly from Africa. Many of them have faced eviction because they lost service jobs during the pandemic.

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Virginia tenants fear they’ll be displaced by Amazon workers

Virginia tenants fear they’ll be displaced by Amazon workers

By MATTHEW BARAKATApril 24, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Southern Towers apartment complex is a census tract unto itself, with more than 2,600 units, and a huge bastion of affordable housing in the inner suburbs of northern Virginia.

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

West African Hair Braiding Industry Is Being Destroyed by the Pandemic

As the COVID pandemic continues to harm businesses in New York City, West African hair braiders find other ways to survive.

$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift


$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

The fund, which could provide payments to hundreds of thousands of people excluded from other pandemic relief, ignited a battle among state lawmakers before it was approved this week.

 

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