5 10, 2021

Lift Kids Out of Deep Poverty Act would help refugee families in “deep poverty”

2021-10-06T09:16:27-04:00October 5th, 2021|

Lift Kids Out of Deep Poverty, a set of bills being introduced by Representative Marjorie Decker and Senator Sal DiDomenico, would provide financial assistance to Massachusetts families with children living in poverty. The bills are targeted at families who are below 50% of the federal poverty level, or $915 a month [...]

1 10, 2021

Afghan evacuees approved for federal refugee benefits

2021-10-01T17:53:46-04:00October 1st, 2021|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) is pleased with the passage of the Continuing Resolution on Thursday, September 30, 2021 authorizing Afghan humanitarian parolees to receive refugee resettlement benefits. These much-needed benefits will include reception and placement services, and access to healthcare, food stamps, and limited cash assistance. This [...]

23 09, 2021

Stop repatriating Haitians seeking safety in the U.S.

2021-09-23T10:22:52-04:00September 23rd, 2021|

On Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) expelled 86 Haitian nationals from the U.S., and flew them back to Haiti. These migrants were expelled under Title 42, a policy created under the Trump administration to speed deportations in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, thousands of Haitian immigrants [...]

4 04, 2018

Refugee Caravan Talking Points

2020-04-21T19:38:55-04:00April 4th, 2018|

Talking points on refugee caravan & root causes driving forced migration from Central America. Prepared by American Friends Service Committee, Alianza Americas, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Kids in Need of Defense, Latin America Working Group, Women’s Refugee Commission, Washington Office on Latin America. The caravan [...]

5 03, 2018

In The News: CIVICS 101: A Podcast About DACA

2020-04-21T19:38:57-04:00March 5th, 2018|

We received a wonderful email from a community partner at New Hampshire Public Radio regarding a podcast they recently released explaining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). New Hampshire Public radio produces a podcast called Civics 101 (which explains in everyday language with guests/experts – how does democracy work? What are the meaning behind terms [...]

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