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“Giving is Winning” Campaign at the Olympics

Pic - Clothes Donations

Pic - Clothes DonationsIn a team effort worthy of a gold medal the International Olympic Committee (IOC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) are teaming up to bring donations of unused clothing and sports outfits to refugees around the world. The UNHCR recently issued a press release describing the “Giving […]

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2012 Trafficking in Persons Report

2012 Trafficking in Persons Report

2012 Trafficking in Persons ReportIn late June, the US Department of State released its 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report, detailing the anti-human trafficking commitments of 186 countries. Trafficking in persons takes on many forms, including involuntary servitude, debt bondage, child labor, and sex trafficking. Estimates of the number of people in bondage worldwide range from 21 (International Labour Organization) […]

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Growing Refugee Crisis in South Sudan

UNHCR calls for international response to address South Sudanese refugee crisis

UNHCR calls for international response to address South Sudanese refugee crisisWe have dedicated considerable space in this blog environment to Sudan and South Sudan. In January of last year, hopes were high for a durable solution to the conflicts that have plagued the country for decades after a peaceful South Sudanese referendum that called for the latter’s independence. Sadly, a peaceful separation has proven difficult, […]

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Empowering Lower-Income Communities

Federal Reserve: Immigrants and the Economy

Federal Reserve: Immigrants and the EconomyWe would like to direct our followers to this publication recently released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In her Letter from the Editor that prefaces the publication, Caroline Ellis, underscores the Fed’s commitment to providing lower-income communities and those organizations that serve them with “new research and details on best practices” that will improve […]

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Road to Citizenship Workshop

Manchester's Pathways to Citizenship workshop

Manchester's Pathways to Citizenship workshopWe are so happy to report that nearly 100 people attended last Saturday’s citizenship workshop held at the offices of New Hampshire Catholic Charities. The standing-room-only crowd heard from a panel of immigration legal experts, social service providers, immigration officials, and naturalized citizens about the benefits of, joys of, and necessary steps to naturalization. The Union […]

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Thank you, Manchester!

Yonas Hagos speaks at the Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast.

Yonas Hagos speaks at the Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast.The International Institute is once again overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the people of Manchester. More than 500 attendees, including Governor John Lynch and Mayor Ted Gatsas, enjoyed a morning of community spirit at the 12th Annual Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast on March 14th, benefitting the Special Olympics of New Hampshire, The American […]

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USCIS Releases New Guidance for LGBTI Asylum Claims

A USCIS and Immigration Equality collaboration has produced new guidance for officers adjudicating asylum claims by LGBTI individuals.

A USCIS and Immigration Equality collaboration has produced new guidance for officers adjudicating asylum claims by LGBTI individuals.On January 24, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a newly-created training module, “Guidance for Adjudicating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Refugee and Asylum Claims.” The guidance, which follows two years of coordination between USCIS and Immigration Equality, a national legal aid and advocacy organization, informs officers handling asylum and refugee […]

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Job Opening [Now Filled] – RISE Resource and Volunteer Coordinator

RISE Program and Volunteer Coordinator

RISE Program and Volunteer CoordinatorWe do sincerely thank you for your interest. Though this position is no longer available, we do wish to keep this job description posted as a searchable archive. Future job postings will be made to this blog, so please consider subscribing to our blog. The International Institute of New England is a dynamic, forward-looking, smart […]

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