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Watch: This documentary covers the incredible journal of a woman who is about to become the first Somali-American elected to an American legislature

The series about the true stories of American immigrants is being produced by America Ferrera. A survivor of Somalia’s civil war, Ilhan spent four trying years in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to the United States with her family at age 12. Her story only gets more inspiring from there.

Gifs: Refinery29/America Ferrera

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If you are or know anyone who is at an airport:

DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR GREENCARD OR OTHER PAPERS! YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THEM BACK.

DO NOT SIGN FORM I-407! YOU WOULD BE WILLINGLY ABANDONING YOUR PERMANENT RESIDENCY STATUS.

TRUST NO IMMIGRATION OFFICER OR ENFORCER.


ACLU HAS SENT OUT LAWYERS. MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE.

Please protect yourself.

EDIT: Also, if you’re a green card resident who is a citizen of or from IRAN, IRAQ, LIBYA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, SYRIA, OR YEMEN:

Please make sure you DO NOT LEAVE THE UNITED STATES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RE-ENTER THE COUNTRY.

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This community did the sweetest thing to support local immigrant and refugee kids who are feeling freaked out by Donald Trump’s travel ban

At International Community School in Decatur, GA, half of the students are immigrants or refugees. When Donald Trump was elected in November, several teachers and the principal worried that many of the kids would be sent back to their home countries. So a few parents and kids decided to make signs with welcoming messages and post them in front of the school as a show of solidarity.

Images: Twitter/World Health News

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Erie, Pennsylvania, a city of roughly 100,000 residents, contains seven food deserts. In these locations residents don’t have reasonable access to healthy, affordable food. But one refugee-run grocery story is reversing that trend.

Located in the heart of Erie in a 4,000-square-foot space that was previously inhabited by a music store, U.K. Supermarket opened in 2013 and has been selling more affordable vegetables, lentils and other foods. After living in refugee camps in Nepal for most of his life, the store’s founder, Pradip Upreti, moved to Erie in 2009 at age 20. Now he’s providing a much needed service.

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An alarming portion of Americans support such discriminatory policies against refugees and Muslim immigrants. We spoke to David Bier, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute — an American libertarian think tank — and Robert McKenzie, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, to shed light on five key misconceptions used by anti-immigration proponents to stoke fear of Muslims among the American people. Read more

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