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As Beijing tightens its grip, Hong Kongers seek refuge in Taiwan 18.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

8,000-plus Hong Kongers have resettled in Taiwan since early 2019, seeking shelter from political turmoil as China cracks down on their home city.

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'Is pork essential?' In a Smithfield town, a coronavirus-plagued meat factory comes back to life 29.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Smithfield, one of the nation's largest pork plants in Sioux Falls, S.D., shut down after nearly a quarter of its workers were infected with the coronavirus. As it reopens, refugees who work the factory floor and hog farmers wonder if the risks are worth it.

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Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Three children are fighting government efforts to take them from their father and deport them to El Salvador to no one. They're far from alone.

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Meatpacking relies on immigrants. But coronavirus fears, border moves could trigger labor shortage. 26.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Meatpacking companies struggling to hire before the pandemic are spending millions on fresh incentives. Their hiring capability hinges on unemployment, industry changes, employees' feelings about safety, and President Donald Trump’s aggressive and erratic immigration policies.
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How a Guatemalan girl ended up alone under guard in a hotel, waiting to be deported 19.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

One girl's case shows how Trump officials target migrant minors for deportation, lawyers scramble for their release and the kids live with the chaos.

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In poor and overcrowded camps, refugees contend with another threat: Coronavirus 14.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

With 10 million people around the world packed into refugee camps and settlements, advocates fear the onset of an undetected coronavirus crisis.

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Mask sewing project among Chicago refugee groups leads to new career goal: ‘This is my job’ 1.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Refugees in Chicago are among those helping make masks for the public. The group’s effort comes as Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s modified stay-at-home order goes into effect Friday, requiring face masks in stores and public places where they can't keep 6 feet away from other people.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Monday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area 27.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Refugees try to make new start in Chicago as COVID-19 upends daily life: ‘Once we get back to the normal life, we want to walk freely’ 27.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago resettlement organizations help refugees navigate their new lives as some in essential jobs are on the front lines of the fight.
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Immigrant families face complex challenges with Minnesota’s distance learning 14.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many immigrant and refugee families are navigating distance learning while trying to find the right support needed to succeed online. Some have limited English proficiency, no formal education or internet access, and even lack the understanding of how to work on a computer.
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9 out of 10 children are out of school worldwide. What now? 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Recovery will take years, and other lessons from "education in emergencies" around the world.
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Editorial: The global crisis we're forgetting about — 71 million people displaced by war and unrest 13.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The world faces a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions propelled by war and political instability, and so far has not devised workable remedies or programs.

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Local clinic works with immigrants struggling with mental health issues 12.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A local clinic is working with immigrants and refugees in the Fargo-Moorhead area with mental health issues.
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Nonprofit works with immigrants struggling with mental health issues 12.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A nonprofit is working with immigrants and refugees in the Fargo-Moorhead area with mental health issues.
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Editorial: Trump's war against immigration is grinding on — with unfortunate success 1.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Over the last three years, the Trump administration has ignored Congress and, often, federal law, to reshape U.S. immigration policy.

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Letters to the Editor: Mike Pence, Trump's coronavirus czar, has a terrible public health record 28.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence enacted an antiabortion law and decimated the state's public health spending. Now he'll oversee the U.S. coronavirus response.

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Policast: New poll numbers show Minnesotans largely support refugees 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On today's edition, New poll numbers show Minnesotans largely support refugees; only a matter of time before the new coronavirus shows up here
Wednesday a.m. update: Your neighbor probably supports refugee resettlement 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus a roundup from the latest Democratic presidential debate.
MPR News/Star Tribune poll: Most Minnesotans open to refugees 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesotans support refugee resettlement in their communities by a wide margin, according to a new MPR News/Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
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Changes to the ‘public charge’ rule: 8 key questions, answered 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Starting this week, the federal government is expanding the scope of its “public charge” rule, a move that will make it tougher for some immigrants to access public aid. Here’s what you need to know.
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