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Immigrant

Commissioner Womack leads way in signing commitment to discontinue ICE contract in Kent County

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NEWS

The immigrant rights group Movimiento Cosecha GR came out in numbers again to the Kent County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to protest Kent County's contract with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)....

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States. The group is working for an end to Kent...

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Photo Gallery: Immigrant right march, vigil held for families killed, separated by ICE

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NEWS

Movimiento Cosecha GR, an immigrant rights group, held a vigil and march Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the National Day of Mourning. They put out a statement saying, "We mourn the loss of our children’s safety and innocence. We mourn those lost at the...

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Local immigrant rights groups hold press conference over ICE detentions

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 25, Cosecha GR and GR Rapid Response to ICE cohosted what they called an emergency press conference at the corner of Hastings and Ottawa on Grand Rapids' northwest side.  About 20 people, both speakers and supportive...

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We need to understand the challenges first generation students face

by (kavila)

Submitted 08-29-2017 under OPINION

My mother is a Nurse Tech, my father an immigrant. My grandparents were farmers who spent their lives in the segregated south. From childhood, the importance of higher education was emphasized. Going to college was an expectation. I certainly would...

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Local artist feature from UICA: Sofía Ramirez Hernandez

by (UICA)

Submitted 08-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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What did we learn about "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish   I remember it well. People did not show up for work, companies were operating without many employees, students missed school and thousands of businesses didn’t open their...

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"Know Your Rights" training about immigrant concerns held at local restaraunt

by (Kathleen Underwood)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NEWS

Wednesday evening, February 8, 2017, Michigan United, a statewide organization committed to participatory democracy at all levels, provided “Know Your Rights” training to more than 40 community members about the rights of immigrant...

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Area refugees work to overcome cultural barriers, challenges

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan Education and Cultural Center (WMRECC) in Kentwood (2130 Enterprise Street) serves hundreds of refugees a year in the greater Grand Rapids area. Michigan is often among the top 10 states in the United States to accept...

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Romanian immigrant's memoir describes totalitarianism through a child's eyes

by (AnnByle)

Submitted 07-10-2012 under NEWS

Carmen Bugan and her family emigrated from Romania to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in November 1989. The family fled Romania after years of harassment for her father’s anti-Ceausescu protests. Carmen, born in Romania in 1970, is a writer, mother,...

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