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  • May 3, 2017

    Grad Aims for Cop Job to Build Trust With Immigrant Communities

    After an impressive series of educational successes, Mexican immigrant Elizabeth Becerra is now applying for a job in law enforcement and hopes to work with either the FBI, the Secret…

  • May 3, 2017

    One Refugee Couple, Dozens of Entrepreneurial Stories

    Nadia Kasvin came to the United States under the terms of the Lautenberg Amendment, a 1989 policy that allowed Jews and other religious minorities facing persecution in the former Soviet…

  • May 2, 2017

    Immigration Key to Future of Rural Appalachia

    Jenny Williams, an English professor at Hazard Community and Technical College, knows that immigration has been crucial to rural Perry County. Her father was a doctor in the 1970s, when…

  • April 28, 2017

    Farmer Creates Local Jobs — With Help of Migrant Labor

    Jack Hedin is the owner and operator of Featherstone Farm, a four-season farm in Rushford, Minnesota, that specializes in organic vegetable production. The $1.8 million business employs 15 workers year-round…

  • April 28, 2017

    Immigrants Start Businesses, Don’t Want Hand-Outs

    Elizabeth Cervantes is co-founder of the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project (SSIP), a nonprofit that advocates for immigrant rights. Based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, the organization caters to the fast-growing immigrant population…

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