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 […]
COMMENTARY: Acknowledging the horror of all attacks
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 […]
Feds: 2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot
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 […]
Foster homes needed for refugee youth
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.
Hidden cameras test public’s prejudice toward immigration
NEW YORK (AP) — Public attitudes toward immigration are put to the test on the latest episode of a news–reality
Hong Kong, China clash in landmark court case
HONG KONG (AP) — China’s possible intervention in a Hong Kong lawsuit is sparking concerns that Beijing may compromise the high degree of automony
World’s refugee orphans seeking homes in the U.S.
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.
Kayah Refugees from Myanmar arrive in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The latest newcomers to begin settling in Maine’s largest city are Kayah refugees from a mountainous state in Myanmar.