By Alaine Griffin Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amid growing debate over the country’s immigration policies in the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, Connecticut is preparing for a new wave of refugees who will arrive here in 2016. “There’s been overwhelming support recently from churches, mosques, individuals, people calling saying, ‘We want to help […]
By Andrew Russell For Northwest Asian Weekly I understand why so many people I know are upset about what happened [Nov.13]–Paris is a place many of us have been to, and the people who died were doing things that we’ve all done before (eat in restaurants, go to concerts). It’s relatively easy to relate to […]
By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two North Carolina men were arrested July 22 on charges that they carried out a contract killing, allegedly leaving a woman dead on a garbage pile in the Philippines before each collected a portion of their $35,000 fee. An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in […]
Many refugee youth have lost hope because of civil war or persecution in their home countries. Recently, the need has increased for foster homes for refugee teenagers and sibling groups from Congo, Burma, Bhutan, and Somalia.
NEW YORK (AP) — Public attitudes toward immigration are put to the test on the latest episode of a news–reality
HONG KONG (AP) — China’s possible intervention in a Hong Kong lawsuit is sparking concerns that Beijing may compromise the high degree of automony
HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — Hiding from merciless militiamen and trekking through unforgiving mountainous terrain, Madhel Majok escaped the mass slayings and genocide of the Sudan that killed his parents. The 9-year-old orphan fled to neighboring Kenya, where he then survived vigilante shellings on his crowded refugee camp.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The latest newcomers to begin settling in Maine’s largest city are Kayah refugees from a mountainous state in Myanmar.