The Rapidian

immigration

Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan provides legal services to refugees, immigrants

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Raquel Owens, Site Director from Justice For Our Neighbors West Michigan, discusses some of the options for our community's immigrant and refugee population.  With the site...

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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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Support 'A Day Without Immigrants' on May 1, 2017

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under OPINION

On Thursday, April 20, at 12 p.m. I joined a group of immigrants and allies in the Calder Plaza for a peaceful demonstration organized by Movimiento Cosecha GR. Together we marched north to face the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...

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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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What did we learn about "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish   I remember it well. People did not show up for work, companies were operating without many employees, students missed school and thousands of businesses didn’t open their...

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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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Second Amash town hall at local high school packed, full of debate

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-10-2017 under NEWS

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 Representative Justin Amash hosted a town hall meeting for constituents of the Third Congressional District. Constiuents packed the auditorium at City Middle High School which can hold almost 600 people. Even though...

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"Know Your Rights" training about immigrant concerns held at local restaraunt

by (Kathleen Underwood)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NEWS

Wednesday evening, February 8, 2017, Michigan United, a statewide organization committed to participatory democracy at all levels, provided “Know Your Rights” training to more than 40 community members about the rights of immigrant...

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Civic Theatre to host immigration panel at Grand Rapids Public Library

by (GR Civic Theatre)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

When Grand Rapids Civic Theatre placed "Ragtime the Musical" on its 2016-2017 season line-up they wanted to celebrate the meaning behind the Musical. They wanted to showcase the search for the American Dream by interviewing area immigrants...

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