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Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

Hundreds of Grand Rapidians held a vigil and marched around downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in response to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the Trump administration was going to rescind the Deferred Action for...

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We must continue to fight for rights of all immigrants

by (Scastro329)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

Cosecha is a movement that is working towards dignity, respect and permanent protection for all documented and undocumented immigrants through nonviolent actions to bring awareness that immigrants are vital assets to the United States as well as...

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Our neighbors, our friends, our future: Why I keep marching

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 05-04-2017 under OPINION

On Monday, May 1st, I had the honor of marching in solidarity for family unity and dignity for our undocumented community. I was humbled to see such a strong presence of love and support in our city. We marched for three hours, and while my legs and...

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Family unity: Why I march for our undocumented community

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under OPINION

There are so many beautiful qualities in the people who come to this country from different areas of the world. We are all foreigners to billions of people, but in the words of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “Diversity is our strength...

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Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you need food and you visit the Mobile Pantry at Union High School, chances are the person who serves you will be a refugee. Refugee students, explains school improvement facilitator Halima Ismail, are at the heart of Union's partnership with...

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¿Qué aprendimos sobre "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Leer este artículo en inglés | Read this article in English   Lo recuerdo bien. Gente no se presentó a trabajar, las empresas estaban operando sin muchos empleados, los estudiantes faltaron a la escuela y miles de negocios no abrieron sus...

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Photo gallery of protest at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under NEWS

The protest at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport took place Sunday along with other protests nationwide in response to President Trump's executive order banning refugees and many other citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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The history of Polish immigrants, churches and aid societies on the Westside

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 09-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Most Grand Rapidians pass by the churches and aid society buildings on the city’s west side without realizing the impact those organizations once had on the waves of immigrants that came to our city around the turn of the last century, but the...

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Interfaith, civic organizations unite to sponsor conversation on welcoming refugees

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

In November 2015, following the Paris terrorist attacks, Michigan was the first state whose governor proposed to “pause” allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. This concern around security was a response to the recent ISIS...

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Bosna Express changes ownership, upgrades look

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 12-08-2015 under OPINION

If you live on the southwest side of Grand Rapids or in the Wyoming area, you may be aware of the Bosnian restaurant on 28th St. - Bosna Express. It's been just outside of the Grand Rapids borders in Wyoming at 128 28th St. for a long time, next...

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