People all around the world move looking for safety, security and a better life. All our stories contribute to the social fibers of our communities. Here you will find stories of struggle, triumph and uncertainty.

Be it Croatia’s hero hailing from Switzerland or the 50% of French and Belgian players with African ancestry, immigration is at the heart of each World Cup semi-finals squad.

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At a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony in New Hampshire, newly minted American citizens take the oath. They're among nearly 14,000 people across the country who are becoming Americans this week.

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The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted to name an as-yet-unopened school after Jose Antonio Vargas, bypassing Steve Jobs and other technology giants with ties to Silicon Valley.

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The CEO of popular DNA-testing company 23andMe has agreed to provide all the DNA kits needed to reunite the hundreds of migrant families separated at the border in recent weeks, according to Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

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At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he is undocumented.

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5 poignant stories from 5 different countries; featuring people who had to flee violence or repression and begin a new life in the US.

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Families separated by Trump policies briefly reunite before Mother's Day for #HugsNotWalls.

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Late spring is graduation season for schools across the United States. It's a time of joy and hope for many, but for DACA recipients and their families it can bring added anxiety.

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Applying for college can be stressful for any student, but Rosa Sanchez says her immigration status has made it worse.

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The IRC in Northern California recently completed a graphic design project with Catchafire volunteer, Soryi Am. Soryi was drawn to the project, for the IRC's Soft Landing Fund, posted on the platform because she herself was a Thai-born Cambodian Refugee.

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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether the civil rights of a Long Island teenager were violated when immigration officials used admissions he made to police as an informant to mark him for deportation to a likely death.

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Year after year, immigrant students without legal status in the U.S. stood in the halls of the Connecticut Capitol building, patiently waiting to tell a state legislator their story. They spoke about arriving in the U.S. as young children, graduating from Connecticut high schools and wanting to attend college but finding it difficult to cover the cost without government aid.

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As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments next week on Trump's travel ban, its effects are playing out for Alborati and others from Manhattan to Minnesota to the Middle East. 

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On April 3, the single largest deportation flight of Khmer Americans departed from Texas. Asian Law Caucus staff attorney, Melanie Kim, recaps our fight against the largest Cambodian deportations in US history & the human story behind these deportations.

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After Roberto's mother arrived in the US on a permanent business visa, she was unable to grant protections for her children. When DACA was announced, everything changed. Now, Roberto paints to tell his story. Roberto believes his story will allow those who view DACA as politics to step back and understand its people.

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It was once easier to go unnoticed, but some DACA recipients from Europe and Canada say they are ready to join the immigration fight.

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The staff of a health center in New York State noticed that farm workers were struggling to get to clinics. So the staff decided to bring check-ups to them — through video.

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Starting early last year, the administration of President Donald Trump banned arrivals from several, mostly Muslim countries, cut the cap on refugee admissions and suspended a program to reunite families split in the resettlement pipeline.

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From Dreamers to asylum-seekers to Green Card holders, the president's policies have provoked anxiety and heartache for immigrants at every step.

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The Trump administration has blocked a program that has brought thousands of members of religious minorities from Iran to the U.S. 

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When Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn told college advisors he wanted to go to medical school, they didn’t know what to say to him. They had never heard of a medical school admitting an undocumented student. Latthivongskorn, who was born in Thailand and moved to the U.S. at the age of 9, shares his powerful journey as an undocumented immigrant who became the first undocumented medical student at UCSF at TEDxBerkeley 2018.

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This is one of three first-person accounts written by survivors of human trafficking. The others, as well as background about the project, can be found here.

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At least a million more home aides will be needed in the next decade, U.S. statistics suggest. And about a quarter of today's 3 million aides who help older adults avoid nursing homes are immigrants.

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"The idea here is that the goal of sanctuary is to provide safety, and if we cannot provide emotional, physical safety, then it would sort of be defeating the purpose."

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ProPublica and Univision News want to learn more about where ICE and CBP are conducting operations, and how they are affecting you. Has an immigration enforcement action impacted you or someone you know? Have you changed a habit or stopped going somewhere because of ICE or CBP activities?

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"I was a sophomore in high school when I first realized that I didn’t have a nine-digit Social Security number and therefore my options were super limited. Unlike in Latino communities, where there is a bit more openness regarding one’s status, in Indian (South Asian) communities there is nothing but fear and stigma."

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For over seven years, Welcoming America’s model and local partners have helped Nebraska’s rural communities value and engage new residents and their local contributions. The state’s foreign-born population has grown by nearly 60 percent from 2000-2013 – double the national average – and Latino purchasing power there was more than $3.3 billion in 2010.

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Ellen DeGeneres surprised a Charlotte area ESL immigrant teacher with a $100,000 donation from the Chobani Foundation for her backpack program that sends food home with the neediest students over the weekend. 

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This story of George Sid was written by his granddaughter, Zoe Sid, a student at Palo Alto High School.

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The U.S. border with Mexico is a difficult place to patrol. Chris Cabrera, spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council, speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about what a wall would mean.

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Although Arthur had been born and raised in Central Province, one of Kenya’s more industrialized provinces, he came from a culture completely different from that of America. “I was 26 when I came,” he says, ten years after he first set foot on Californian soil. “It’s been a ride.”

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DACA participant Flor Martinez was brought to the United States when she was a toddler and her sister just an infant. She has lived in this country nearly her entire life.

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PAJAI is just one of the hundreds of immigrant-owned businesses in St.Paul, Minnesota to get a boost from the city’s Neighborhood Development Center. NDC’s goal is to revitalize distressed communities. And it achieves that by empowering aspiring entrepreneurs. 

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"As Republicans, whose party has consistently and rightly advanced policies to support the essential role of families in America, we are deeply troubled by the harm that is about to be done to hundreds of thousands of families that have legally called America home for more than two decades."

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Our popular story of civil rights makes it seem as if most decent people were in favor of King and the movement. The reality was different.

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The story of Paul Simko was written by his great-great-granddaughter, Makenna DeGeronimo, a student at Palo Alto High School.

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Chahabi is a peer psychosocial counselor in Berlin, part of a growing effort to address the mental health needs of refugees in Germany.

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Many Americans will tell you that, while fresh off a cruise ship in Acapulco, or while strolling the beaches of Zihuatanejo, that Guerrero is a prosperous and safe region of Mexico. But for young Maria, raised in a home with dirt floors and no shoes of her own until she was a teenager, life in her coastal town was a struggle.

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When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August, Tosha Atibu and her husband Atibu Ty Ty were asleep in their home with their children. A neighbor woke them up to tell them the water was rushing up the street.

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The Butterfly Story Collective is a network of local storytelling projects produced by immigrants and about the immigrant experience in the United States. This podcast features stories shared by participants in those local projects from all over the country.


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