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.

Agreements with telecoms operators are helping South Sudanese families in the world's biggest refugee settlement connect with essential services.

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"My dad was 26, my mom was 30, my little brother was 5, and I was 6. We came from Lithuania, a country that had just gained its independence from the Soviet Union 9 years earlier. We were all so young and the American Dream was an old and romantic notion. But we initially faced only the repercussions..."

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Al Jazeera meets refugees concerned by the success of Germany's far-right party, which targets refugees and Muslims.

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Julio Salgado’s illustrations are powerful messages of survival and visibility.

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Nashville is a city that made a decision to embrace New Americans and invest in their community as a vibrant, international hub. The results are music to many people’s ears. 

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Watch this video to learn how Mariana—the director of strategic communications at the Miguel Contreras Foundation—and Gerardo Gómez—DreamSF Fellow at Pangea Legal Services—are fighting for their rights.

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"I was born in Nanning, China. I lived a simple life like others, as I lived with my parents and went to the only school in the village..."

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San Diego attorney Dulce Garcia has regularly defended clients in immigration court. Now, she is the one seeking legal relief.

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It’s the last day of Jori’s first week of kindergarten. Although her family arrived in the U.S. barely two years ago as refugees from Syria, the 5-year-old and her big brother, Majed, 8, are learning English and thriving in their new home in Dallas.

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"My uncle Tai was born and grew up in Cholon... Tai grew up during the war from 1962 to 1975. It was somewhat peaceful in Saigon (except for in 1968, when the Tet offensive happened where the North Vietnamese communist soldiers invaded Saigon for a short period of time)." 

 

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Since the creation of the Welcome Dayton Plan, Dayton has seen revitalized neighborhoods and business corridors, along with a significant increase in the number of immigrants settling in the city, which has helped to offset over 20 years of rapid population decline; now, local population and tax revenue decline has all but halted. 

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Martin Batalla Vidal, a DACA recipient, and Make the Road New York​ are headed to federal court challenging the Trump administration’s termination of the DACA program.

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Zaal had been a Nazi punk in his teens, but by his mid-twenties, he had become a fervent racist skinhead. A powerfully built man who sports a goatee and tattoos, is now 53. Two decades ago, he renounced organized hate groups and has since reinvented himself as a spokesperson for tolerance.

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The City of Neighbors, Philadelphia is a leader in attracting, retaining, and including immigrants, and has shown the positive economic and social impacts of being a welcoming city.

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Like so many so called “illegal immigrants” Alberto never wanted to leave his country. “I never thought I would leave, I wanted to be a soccer player, that is what I always wanted, I dreamed about it..." 

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Elizabeth was born in Cabugao, a rural town in the Philippines. She shares her immigration story as part of a project aimed to build bridges of interest, empathy and commonality among Silicon Valley residents.

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National Immigration Law Center shares stories of DACA recipients and those who support the program and want it to be protected and preserved. 

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Coding classes sponsored by Uniting NC give students from immigrant and refugee communities an opportunity to build apps to help give back to nonprofits and others.

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A New Yorker is preparing Muslim women to protect themselves against hate crimes.

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Jonathan Blitzer writes about his conversations with a longtime immigration-enforcement officer who is troubled by the agency’s hard line under Trump.

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Mexican immigrants in Napa Valley went from migrant workers to California vineyard owners

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In March, the Newfoundland and Labrador government unveiled a new strategy to boost immigration, setting a target of 1,700 immigrants per year by 2022. Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Gerry Byrne says the province's aging population means fewer people entering into the workforce over the long term. At the same time, he says, there are occupations and professions that are not being filled.

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‘When You’re Undocumented And Asian, You’re Invisible’ Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Stefanie De Leon Tzic / KQED Credit: Stefanie De Leon Tzic /KQED Above: Alvin poses in front of his car, a Nissan 240SX. in this undated photo. Aired 5/30/17 on KPBS News Alvin, a young Indonesian Dreamer, says being Asian and undocumented has been one of the most isolating experiences of his life.

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Waves of Asian, African and Latino newcomers have filled jobs at pork, egg and turkey plants where wages have fallen and work has grown more grueling.

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Marta Hernandez was startled from her sleep by government agents arriving at her family’s Irving house, ready to deport her back to her violent, dangerous homeland of El Salvador. But sixteen months later, the 34-year-old mother is on a pathway to U.S. citizenship. Her leap from desperation to hope illustrates how a determined lawyer scores a victory against rough odds. Hernandez was the subject of a front-page story in The Dallas Morning News.

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May. 6, 2017, 11:30 PM Edgard Garrido/Reuters Pensioner Pedro, 72, is seen at his house near a section of the fence separating Mexico and the United States, on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico. More than 100 days into Donald Trump’s presidency, his administration has yet to persuade Congress ( or Mexico ) to pay for an estimated $21.6 billion wall along the US-Mexico border.

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Superintendent Hanseul Kang recognizes college-bound students during D.C. College Signing Day on April 28. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) The mother was serious as she approached the principal of her daughter’s D.C. school. Would the principal consider becoming her child’s legal guardian in the event she was deported, so her daughter, a U.S. citizen, could stay in the country? It was a surreal question but one rooted in real fear.

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Sold for Parts ProPublica 6 hrs ago Michael Grabell This story was co-published with The New Yorker. © Provided by ProPublica Osiel López Pérez, a Guatemalan immigrant, was just weeks past his 17th birthday —too young by law to work in a factory, when he lost his leg while working at Case Farmers. Leer en Español. By late afternoon, the smell from the Case Farms chicken plant in Canton, Ohio, is like a pungent fog, drifting over a highway lined with dollar stores and auto parts shops.

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© 2017 The President and Fellows of Harvard College Ask the undocumented 4 Harvard College students recount their journeys and their hopes May 4, 2017 | Editor's Pick By Liz Mineo, Harvard Staff Writer Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer W hen Jin Park ’18 was growing up in New York City, his family always told him to be mindful of his surroundings, to keep quiet about being undocumented, and to avoid busy streets where he might encounter immigration agents.

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Our house is bright orange, you can’t miss it,” says 69-year-old Juan Mejia as he paces up and down his driveway in Los Angeles County, wearing a salmon-colored polo shirt with khakis. He’s on the phone, giving directions to friends who will be joining him and his wife Carolina for a small, informal gathering to talk about the anti-immigrant climate in the United States — and what they can do to prepare for a worst-case scenario.

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From tropical detention, a Sudanese asylum-seeker bonds with an Australian journalist through WhatsApp By Carol Hills • 9 hours ago Related Program: Sudanese asylum-seeker Abdul Aziz Muhammed, who has been stuck in an Australian-funded immigration detention camp on a remote island in Papua New Guinea for nearly four years, is pictured here. His only hope is that the Obama-era agreement to resettle Michael Green UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 7.

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Change your edition back to menu DO NO HARM I’m learning how to be a doctor—with a conscience—in the shadow of Trump’s wall Written by Sandhira Wijayaratne Student, Harvard Medical School April 20, 2017 Take a deep breath. (Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi) Share Sandhira Wijayaratne Student, Harvard Medical School April 20, 2017 Every Wednesday, my medical school classmates and I swarm the wards and primary care clinics of nearby teaching hospitals, taking histories, fumbling through physicals, and slowly learning to practice the art of medicine. As I talk with a patient and run through my standard list ...

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Every week, a little league team in El Paso, Texas, practices late at night under piercing lights. In the distance looms a large, illuminated red "X," marking the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border. The team is made up of 11-year-old boys, all of whom have grown up within a stone's throw of the border. They've grown up knowing this area of the U.S. — one that is currently a hotbed for political debate on immigration — as home.

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Syrian refugee families were shown the city’s sights, complete with Times Square characters and a carousel run by a man named Trump. A tour company is offering its services to the immigrants free.

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Last week I wrote about a woman carrying the fear of deportation around with her as if it were something to toss into her backpack next to her immigration paperwork. As she told an immigration attorney the story of how she fled Guatemala for the United States, she remained poised — until she talked about her children.

She wondered what would happen to them if she or her husband were detained and removed from the country.

Would her children be safe in America?

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Last week I wrote about a woman carrying the fear of deportation around with her as if it were something to toss into her backpack next to her immigration paperwork. As she told an immigration attorney the story of how she fled Guatemala for the United States, she remained poised — until she talked about her children.

She wondered what would happen to them if she or her husband were detained and removed from the country.

Would her children be safe in America?

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How some immigrant student activists are tapping the civil rights playbook This story is a part of Freedom University students and allies disrupted a Georgia Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2017, to protest two policies restricting access for undocumented students. Credit: Sasha Aslanian In the spring of his senior year in high school, Arturo Martinez’s friends began showing off their college acceptance letters. “Why are you not going to college?” he recalled them asking.

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I Have DACA, But That Didn’t Stop Trump’s Immigration Agents From Arresting Me Life in Mexico feels totally foreign to me—I’m from Portland. Francisco Rodriguez (Natalie Behring/ACLU) By Francisco Rodriguez | April 5 at 5:32 AM My earliest memory is of the day I first came to Portland. I was 5 years old, and my family had just arrived from Michoacan, Mexico. The city seemed enormous—it seemed like every time you turned the corner, it kept growing.

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How to shut down an immigration raid — even if it means getting arrested This story is a part of a- note taking civil disobedience.JPG An attendee of a training session in Las Cruces, New Mexico, takes notes about how to best protest immigration operations. 136 people attended the training, many of whom pledged to be arrested if needed to try to stop federal agents from deporting their neighbors.

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Sitting in a crowded office in lower Manhattan last week, Silvio Marcía was multitasking, mentally composing a sermon as he waited to get some legal advice. A lay preacher at Candelero del Oro in Brooklyn, he had chosen for his text an enigmatic passage from the Gospel of Matthew: Jesus, hungry and apparently annoyed, curses a fig tree without any fruit, causing it to wither as his astonished disciples watch.

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