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If Conservatives win because of Trudeau's youthful stupidity it will be a tragedy 19.9.2019 - News for the rest of us
Karl Nerenberg In case you somehow missed it, U.S.-based Time magazine threw a grenade into the Canadian election campaign on Wednesday evening when it published a 2001 photo of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in brownface , dressed up as Aladdin for a costume party at the Vancouver private school where he worked. Trudeau fully apologized, in what sounded like an entirely unscripted and unrehearsed way. In fact, the Liberal leader went further than a simple apology. He freely acknowledged another similar incident, in which he wore blackface and did an imitation of Harry Belafonte singing the calypso song "Day-O." (Global News subsequently came out with a third instance of what they say is blackface behaviour.) Opposition leaders did not waste any time to share their reactions.  Green Leader Elizabeth May pointed out that Trudeau would probably have fired any Liberal candidate about whom similar revelations emerged during the campaign. She added she was puzzled that, in 2001, a grown man, son of a former ...
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Colorado ranked among the highest in the country in employment measures for refugees, immigrants 16.9.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado is ranked among the highest in the country in employment measures related to immigrants and refugee resettlement programs, according to a 2019 report from the Administration for Children and Families.
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'We live like animals': Refugee leader gives Rohingya a voice 16.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah's outspokenness has made him the target of death threats and created headaches for authorities in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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The Democrats Are Ignoring a Climate Refugee Crisis That’s Happening Right Now 14.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The top 10 Democrats running for president repeated campaign promises to escalate US aid to Central American countries and welcome more refugees as they debated Thursday in Houston. And while they argued over differences on immigration and the climate crisis, no one […]
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Popular refugee resettlement programs closing under Trump administration 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The number of refugees being allowed into the U.S. is the lowest it's been since 1980. Some smaller resettlement agencies particularly in rural states are closing putting refugees' lives further in limbo.
Supreme Court allows government to curtail asylum requests during legal fight 12.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The administration scores a victory in its efforts to reduce the number of asylum applicants presenting themselves at the U.S. southern border.
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Ilhan Omar Meets New Zealand's First Asylum Seeker MP, Shares Stories of 'Abuse and Violence We Face' as Refugee Politicians 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Golriz Ghahraman said she "swapped notes" with the U.S. congresswoman.
Want to Protect Immigrant Rights? Cut the Pentagon Budget | Opinion 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
If Republicans and Democrats alike didn't over-spend on the Pentagon for years, Trump wouldn't have piles of cash to plunder for his passion projects.
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Donald Trump Gets Failing Grade On Report Card for Treatment Of Refugees: His 'Performance Has Only Gotten Worse' 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It reflects such a tale of cruelty and woe," said Refugees International President Eric Schwartz.
She fled North Korea for a better life. How her lonely, impoverished death became political 9.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

News of the death of Han Sung-ok spread rapidly among the North Korean refugees in South Korea. Many felt like they knew her.

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Man pleads not guilty to shooting Colorado Springs police officer 9.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A man who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a Colorado police officer in August 2018.
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To tackle the achievement gap, you have to tackle bias 7.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A poor school climate can drive absenteeism, and chronic absenteeism is a strong indicator of dropping out.
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As refugee admissions hit record low, one Minneapolis school fights to adapt 3.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Institutions primarily serving new refugees in Minnesota are grappling with how to survive with fewer people to serve.
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Tracking Trump on immigration: A relentless push to reshape migration 31.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has tried every tool at its disposal to tighten the nation's immigration policies. But many of its efforts have run into opposition from Congress, courts and local critics.
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Cate Blanchett Talks New Film 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' And Immigration Systems Gone Mad 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"You hope to provoke a sense of empathy and change in audiences," says Cate Blanchett.
Kyaw Hla Aung: On the Second Anniversary of the Rohingya Crisis, I Have a Simple Request | Opinion 25.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
As Elie Wiesel said, "Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future."
Letters to the Editor: The Central American refugee crisis doesn't come close to the Holocaust 23.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

It's insulting to compare this administration's response to Central American refugees to FDR's complete failure to help European Jews before World War II.

As China pushes in, Hong Kong's first ethnic minority social worker wants a future for everyone 23.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Hong Kong has long shunned ethnic minorities, but some residents, especially the young, are embracing minorities and refugees as part of the enclave's non-Chinese identity.

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Opinion: The latest bad immigration idea from the White House? Letting local officials refuse refugees 22.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The administration is weighing an executive action that would allow states and local government to refuse to resettle refugees in their jurisdictions.

Violence by refugees and far-right extremists is darkening political attitudes in Germany 22.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

The mood in Germany has darkened this summer amid grisly killings committed by refugees and shootings by right-wing extremists.

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