For Ukrainian refugee, free bus trips, SIM cards and places to live, courtesy the Polish people

Mar 29, 2022
75-year-old Alla Mikhno fled to a small town in Poland, where people are using their own resources to make refugees feel at home.
Alla Mikhno, above, found refuge in Kanczuga, Poland, in the home of her granddaughter's college friend.
Courtesy Mikhno

Refugee advocates want the U.S. to do more for Ukrainians fleeing war

Mar 14, 2022
Resettlement agencies say they're ready to help.
Ukrainians board a train bound for western Poland on Monday. The Biden administration has yet to formally welcome refugees to the United States.
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"Complete chaos" reigns over Afghan evacuation

Aug 20, 2021
"This is going to be more difficult than the evacuation of Saigon," said Matt Zeller, co-founder of a nonprofit helping with the evacuation effort.
Afghans wait at a military airport in Kabul to board a U.S. aircraft to leave the country, days after the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.
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How low numbers of refugees coming in hurts this town

Oct 28, 2020
Refugee resettlement is dropping in Erie, Pennsylvania, affecting its economy.
Dylanna Jackson is a director of a resettlement program in Erie. 
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A flower shop in Maine roots for newly arrived refugees

Dec 13, 2019
In Cynthia Anderson's "Home Now," Somalis and Congolese transform a former mill town. At a flower shop there, wariness turns to warmth.
Jamilo Maalim, on the phone, with her daughter Aaliyah and friend Binto at Mogadishu Store in Lewiston.
Amy Toensing

Why refugees make great entrepreneurs

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Aug 7, 2019
The refugee entrepreneurs’ motives are often a mix of altruism and self-interest.
Migrants and refugees wait in the early hours in a tent outside the Central Registration Office for Asylum Seekers in 2015 in Berlin.
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Immigration influx creates economic conundrum for Sweden

Jul 17, 2019
Sweden once welcomed more refugees per head than any other nation in the European Union.
People hold banners welcoming refugees in Malmö, Sweden.
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Sweden's immigration debate: view from the street

Scandinavia's largest economy has accepted more than 400,000 asylum seekers and relatives of previous immigrants in the past five years.
Adilson Silve was born in Brazil.
Robin Elizabeth Herr

As the nail salon industry booms, its workers pay the price

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Dec 5, 2018
The UCLA Labor Center's recent national study "Nail Files" found wage violations, harassment and surveillance.
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Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
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