Caledonian Record: Local Nonprofit Helps Asylum Seekers From Other Countries

December 29, 2022 A local non-profit organization has been operating quietly for the past few years. But at Wednesday night’s St. Johnsbury Select Board meeting, they publicly announced themselves to the community. Northeast Kingdom Asylum Seekers Assistance Network (NEKASAN) has been helping those who flee their home countries due to violence and fear and enter […]

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VTDigger: Quilting project welcomes Winooski immigrants with blankets

WINOOSKI — Woven fibers and written stories tie past immigrants to recent refugees in a unique crowd-sourced art project that’s now in Vermont. Sixty quilts pinned with welcome notes are on display at the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum through February. But unlike a typical exhibit, the works of art will be given away at the […]

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The Telegraph: The ‘road of death’: A treacherous, jungle trafficking route lined with rotting corpses

Patrolled by drug traffickers and armed bandits, the Darien Gap is a prominent route to North America – and one of the most dangerous. […]

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What does the end of ‘Remain in Mexico’ mean for asylum?

Migrants no longer have to wait in Mexico for a court hearing in the US.That’s been the case for asylum seekers since 2019 when the Trump administration introduced Migrant Protection Protocols or MPP.  The policy is more commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico” and the Biden administration has been trying to end it since last year… […]

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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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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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