The Immigrant Journey

Issue 20   July 16, 2017

The Immigrant Journey is a hand-picked collection of top news, blog posts, and resources from around the web. Our goal is to provide you with an overview of issues faced by immigrants and their families – without the noise and fluff of the internet – in the fast moving world of immigration law and politics.

All immigrants have traveled a long distance from places foreign to most United States citizens. They live extraordinary lives – enduring tremendous hardships on their journeys to a better tomorrow. This newsletter is dedicated to these individuals and their stories.

-- Carlos A. Batara

Impoverished Immigrant Seniors: A Legacy Of Failed Reform
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Impoverished Immigrant Seniors: A Legacy Of Failed Reform

This video shares the plight of impoverished immigrant seniors, stemming from failed immigration reform efforts in the 1980s and 1990s. https://www.bataraimm...

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From teen immigrant to vintner, Rolando Herrera has bottled his dream
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From teen immigrant to vintner, Rolando Herrera has bottled his dream

Rolando Herrera went from teen immigrant to vintner and named his winery "Mi Sueno," or "My Dream".

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How an Immigrant-Owned Barbershop Became Cleveland's Coolest Speakeasy
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How an Immigrant-Owned Barbershop Became Cleveland's Coolest Speakeasy

In 1972, Quintana was born in Chile, the son of a union organizer for the mines. Less than a year later, dictator Augusto Pinochet seized power, and his father’s union activity got him into trouble.

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Chaldeans in US: Why aren't more Christians speaking out against deportations to Iraq?
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Chaldeans in US: Why aren't more Christians speaking out against deportations to Iraq?

Some Chaldeans and their supporters are wondering why more Christian Americans -
their co-religionists - are not speaking out against the impending deportation of hundreds of them to Iraq, which many liken to a death sentence.

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The Netherlands is converting prisons into homes for refugees
inhabitat.com

The Netherlands is converting prisons into homes for refugees

Not only will the refugees not be required to work, they will be supplied with educational materials to learn Dutch, ride bicycles and build connections within the local community.

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Fighting for the Immigrants of Little Pakistan
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Fighting for the Immigrants of Little Pakistan

The Brooklyn neighborhood persevered after 9/11. Can it survive in the age of Trump?

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Displaced Population Hit Record in ’16, U.N. Says
nytimes.com

Displaced Population Hit Record in ’16, U.N. Says

War, mayhem and persecution drove the number of people displaced from their homes to 65.6 million worldwide last year, 300,000 more than in 2015.

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Many Immigrant Stories and Refugee Stories Need to Be Understood as War Stories
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Many Immigrant Stories and Refugee Stories Need to Be Understood as War Stories

Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen emphasizes that Asian refugees have come to the United States because of the consequences of wars - and many immigrant stories and refugee stories need to be understood as war stories.

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Deportees' US-born kids struggle in Mexican schools
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Deportees' US-born kids struggle in Mexican schools

Every weekday, Sarah Gallo goes to school in a small town in the Mexican state of Puebla. For the past 10 months, Gallo, a researcher and professor of education at Ohio State University, has been observing the issues U.S.-born students face as they adjust to Mexican schooling.

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Can International Schools Make the Transition Easier for Immigrants?
theatlantic.com

Can International Schools Make the Transition Easier for Immigrants?

At a growing number of high-school campuses, even math class is an opportunity to learn English. But some argue that separating out newcomers does more harm than good.

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The world has abandoned South Sudanese refugees
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The world has abandoned South Sudanese refugees

Despite receiving limited funds from international organisations, Uganda has given a warm welcome to refugees. But life is still a daily struggle. Refugees lack basic supplies, including food, water or shelter.

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