Political historian Heather Cox Richardson on the current border situation

March 13, 2021 Heather Cox Richardson Republican pundits and lawmakers are, once again, warning of an immigration crisis at our southern border. Texas governor Greg Abbott says that if coronavirus spreads further in his state, it will not be because of his order to get rid of masks and business restrictions, but because President Biden […]

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March/April 2021 Newsletter

Asylum Seeker

OverviewOver the last few months, we have been working on policies to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our present and future guests, to provide hosts and sponsors with the support and resources they need, and to strengthen our financial base so that we might welcome more asylum seekers. We have also begun seeking partnerships with […]

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United Africa

map of Africa

United Africa When I think of the acres of African colossal cocoa,I get worried why among continents, we still kowtow.When I think of African ubiquitous universitiesthen I question their production of degrees of young societal liabilities.When I think of the vast uncultivated African lands,I become ashamed of our leaders constantly stretching begging hands.When I think […]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday December 1

NEKASAN, along with 5 organizations also supporting asylum seekers in the state of Vermont, is gearing up for GivingTuesday2020!  Please consider offering your financial support to this collaborative, state-wide effort, on December 1st.   People who seek asylum in the United States are fleeing persecution and violence in their countries of birth, only to encounter the […]

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Fleeing Persecution – Leaving Home

Asylum Seekers Leaving HOme

  Home, by Warsan Shire (Somali Poet) no one leaves home unlesshome is the mouth of a shark. you only run for the borderwhen you see the whole cityrunning as well. your neighbors running fasterthan you, the boy you went to school withwho kissed you dizzy behindthe old tin factory isholding a gun bigger than […]

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Covid-19 Guidelines

As we welcome guests who are leaving detention centers in Texas, California and elsewhere, it is important that we follow guidelines and protocols during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Because of close quarters and notoriously unsanitary conditions in detention centers, when asylum seekers are released, precautions need to be taken to protect the safety of guests, hosts, […]

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Separated – Inside an American Tragedy

Children Separated at Border

The book ‘Separated – Inside an American Tragedy’ written by Jacob Soboroff was just released today.  The policy of separating children from their families became public in June 2018, but had been going on secretly for several months before.  The devastating impact on the  families who came to the US seeking asylum and the trauma […]

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