Tag: Refugee

Obama Foundation’s fellows include South African activist and Afghan refugee

Former US president has said he wants to create ‘a million young Barack Obama or Michelle Obamas’ Koketso Moeti, a civic activist in South Africa, had kept on putting off her bid for a fellowship at Barack Obama’s foundation. On the last day before the applications deadline, she decided to go for it. “That’s when …

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Right-Wing Supreme Court Majority Decrees Refugee Asylum Seekers Can Be Jailed Indefinitely Without Bail Hearing

An authoritarian ruling enlarges federal police power and ignores centuries of judicial precedent and human rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has issued what may become one of the most consequential anti-immigrant rulings in the Trump era, declaring that asylum seekers—non-citizens—are not entitled to bail hearings and can languish in jail for years. The majority’s ruling …

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When Refugee Chefs Host Dinners, Every Morsel Tells a Story

Serving a meal from one's homeland provides more dignity than just seeking a handout. This article was originally published by The New Food Economy, an independent, non-profit newsroom that investigates the forces shaping how and what we eat. Sign up for their free newsletter here. Food has long brought cultures together, from early merchants and …

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