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By adamg - 3/13/24 - 11:30 am

WFXT reports a "small number" of cases of the highly infectious virus were discovered last month at the temporary shelter at the Melnea Cass recreation center, but that there have been no new cases since public-health workers began vaccinating people there on March 1.

By adamg - 2/14/24 - 10:14 am

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish on Washington Street in Nonantum had been providing emergency shelter for up to 30 migrant families since November, but only went public with the news yesterday, after rumors began spreading about violence at its campus - rumors the parish says are completely wrong. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 11:07 am

Gov. Healey today declared a state of emergency because the state is running out of room to house all the migrants coming here - we're currently at 20,000 individuals in state shelters. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/23 - 1:09 pm

WBUR reports Boston Medical Center had been letting new migrant families shelter in its lobbies until they could find more permanent housing, but says it was getting too many people and so had to send some of them to Logan Airport - which says, no, don't do that.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 5:03 pm

Three of the Venezuelans who got booted off a plane from Texas on Martha's Vineyard today sued Florida officials and the two people with fake names - Perla and Emmanuel - who lied to get them on a plane that left them on Martha's Vineyard where, at least, people reacted by trying to help them rather than chortling about owning the libs. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:41 pm

WCAI reporter Jeanette Barnes reports that one of the first people to meet the Venezuelans shipped from Texas by the governor of Florida after they were moved to Joint Base Cape Cod today was Katiuska Valiente. Valiente, is a native Venezuelan and former Univision Nuea Inglaterra anchor who co-owns Peka Restaurant in Brighton Center, which serves Venezuelan food - which she brought with her for the immigrants.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 9:55 am

NPR reports how Florida's governor paid to fly Venezuelan immigrants in Texas up to Martha's Vineyard: Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 9:14 am

Sarah Scire asks:

I am looking to support organizations helping Afghan refugees resettling in Boston, Cambridge or New Hampshire. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 1:13 pm

In response to a reporter's question, Gov. Baker took a moment out of his daily Covid-19 briefing to say he opposes the Trump administration's attempt to ban all immigration. "It doesn't make any sense and I don't think it makes us any safer."

By uhrinews - 2/25/20 - 7:48 pm
Liberians celebrate immigration victory

Dinner Celebrating Liberian Refugee Fairness Act & Successful Conclusion of "Operation Equal Protection"

Feb 29, 2020 12:00 Noon to 2:00PM
International Community Church
30 Gordon Street
Allston, MA 02134
(Parking at 617 Cambridge Street)


By adamg - 2/14/20 - 4:52 pm

The New York Times reports the Border Patrol will be redeploying some of its more highly trained officers from the Mexican border to several cities, including Boston.

Among the agents being deployed to sanctuary cities are members of the elite tactical unit known as BORTAC, which acts essentially as the SWAT team of the Border Patrol. With additional gear such as stun grenades and enhanced Special Forces-type training, including sniper certification ...

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 9:35 pm

UPDATE: Removal stayed for 48 hours, although he remains in CBP custody; hearing in federal court tomorrow morning.

Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi, who got a visa from the State Department a week ago so he could fly her to start as a freshman in an economics program at Northeastern, is now being held at Logan's Terminal E, where Customs and Border Patrol wants to put him on a flight back out of the country. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/20 - 10:07 am

WBUR reports on the possibility that BPS has shared data on more than 100 students with ICE, based on documents released in a lawsuit by education and civil rights advocates suing the city to take a look at just what gets sent to the feds.

BPS may not share any info directly with ICE, but it does forward certain disciplinary reports to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, a Boston Police unit that does.

By uhrinews - 12/31/19 - 1:38 am

Cambridge Resident, Sierra Schwartz is organizing this fundraiser. For Returning Liberian Refugee

Gofundme Link: https://cutt.ly/Yrt7dJH

By uhrinews - 12/28/19 - 11:42 am
Torli Krua Prepares To Raise Liberian Flag In Boston

For Immediate release: DECEMBER 25, 2019

Press Statement On Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Law

Christmas Gift From America To Refugees Is Panacea For US Racial Reconciliation

President Trump, Senator Reed & Rep Ciciline Invited To Party & Celebration

Contact: Rev. Torli H. Krua, Founder, Universal Human Rights International (UHRI)

By uhrinews - 12/28/19 - 11:35 am
Liberia Day AT Boston City Hall

TEXT: Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act

National Defense Authorization Act of 2020

Subtitle B—Other Matters

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 10:57 am

A federal judge in Boston ruled this week that federal authorities who want to lock up immigrants who have no major criminal records and who face deportation will have to prove the people are dangerous or pose a flight risk - rather than making the immigrants prove they aren't dangerous. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 11:30 am

WBUR reports.

Update: The BPD sergeant who was coordinating with ICE has been removed from his position, WBUR reports.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 6:52 pm

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins is not breaking with ICE out of any newfound moral qualms, but because he needs the space ICE Is now renting at the South Bay jail to house 200 to 250 women prisoners. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 7:48 pm

And will start classes tomorrow, the Harvard Crimson reports. The Crimson doesn't say how Harvard convinced the Trump administration to change its mind and let Ismail Ajjawi back into the US.

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