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By adamg - 3/25/18 - 3:15 pm
Immigrant kids at Washington School in the West End

Immigrant children playing on the roof of the Washington School in the West End in 1909. See it larger.

Global Boston is an online exhibit by the Boston College history department on the history of Boston's immigrant communities that includes a look at specific groups and some of the neighborhoods they settled in, as well as a Boston immigration timeline. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/18 - 10:47 am

NPR reports on undocumented Irish immigrants in Boston snapped up by ICE - even if they were brought here as children.

By adamg - 1/19/18 - 9:06 pm
Trump fans and their banner over Storrow Drive

A woman walking her dog along Back Street in the Back Bay this afternoon spotted these two men with bandanas on their faces waltzing away from the Dartmouth Street overpass, where they'd just placed a "Deport Them All" banner over Storrow Drive. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/18 - 12:43 pm

At a Three Kings' Day celebration in City Hall, Mayor Walsh vowed to work on behalf of Salvadoran immigrants whom the federal government now wants to toss out of the country. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/17 - 12:49 pm

Students and teachers at the Boston Community Leadership Academy in Hyde Park have started raising funds for an 18-year-old student who is now behind bars at a Suffolk County jail as ICE attempts to boot him from the country. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/17 - 9:44 pm

The Washington Post reports the Trump Administration has announced the end of "temporary protected status" for the Haitians. The Boston Haitian Reporter reports roughly 5,000 people in Massachusetts would be affected.

By adamg - 11/8/17 - 11:49 am

The Salem News reports voters yesterday upheld a city-council ordinance to not have local police and officials ask people seeking official help about their immigration status.

By adamg - 11/1/17 - 9:33 pm
Projecting a pro-immigrant, anti-Trump message on the Roslindale substation

Adam Rogoff reports somebody was projecting this pro-immigrant message on the old substation in Roslindale Square tonight, apparently to test out how it would work for a protest somewhere else.

By adamg - 10/9/17 - 9:55 am
Horn player in Honk parade

Photographynatalia took in the Honk parade through Somerville and Cambridge yesterday.

Honk has always been about more than just music: Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/17 - 8:39 am

ICE reports it arrested 50 people in Massachusetts in raids targeted specifically at communities that have declared themselves "sanctuary cities." Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/17 - 8:17 pm

Being a sanctuary city doesn't mean much, apparently. Just ask folks on Lexington Street in East Boston tonight - if you can find any of them.

By adamg - 9/13/17 - 4:31 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund to help immigrants who suddenly find themselves threatened by actions in Washington and locally. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/17 - 9:58 am

There's a rally at the State House on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

By adamg - 8/2/17 - 11:05 am
Immigrant-themed mural in Roslindale

Roslindale mural under way. Photo by Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement.

The Mayor's Mural Crew and the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement are teaming up to paint murals under the theme of "To Immigrants with Love."

Atlas Liquors on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale and Dr. Dental on Meridian Street in East Boston have donated their wall space for the murals, being painted this month. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/17 - 9:18 am

WBUR reports the governor's proposal, in response to last week's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, would only be for people who pose a public-safety risk. The ACLU, though, says the proposal is really broader than that. The state's highest court ruled local authorities can't detain people on an ICE request if they aren't facing any criminal charges.

By adamg - 7/24/17 - 11:11 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who had a criminal charge dismissed should not have been then locked up to await federal officials who wanted him deported. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/17 - 11:52 am

Stat reports the feds aren't going to let an Iranian into the country just because he's a scientist with a visa issued by the government in May to do research at Children's Hospital. His wife and three children, were, of course, also locked up and are expected to be booted out of the country soon.

By adamg - 6/29/17 - 9:28 am
Top immigrant countries in Boston neighborhoods

The BPDA prepared this map that shows the top originating countries for foreign-born Bostonians by neighborhood, as part of an exhibit at the BPL's Norman B. Leventhal Map Center on Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now. To see the map larger, click on the first link, then on the map.

H/t eeka.

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