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Advocate for Afghans

Advocate for Afghans

Click on the following links, or contact your Senator and Congressperson about the following: 1. Hold the Biden administration accountable to continuing the evacuation of Afghans whose lives are at risk because of their association with the United States government,...

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Vice President Harris and Dr. Biden: Your Silence on Afghan Women Is Deafening

Vice President Harris and Dr. Biden: Your Silence on Afghan Women Is Deafening

What we should be shocked about is the near-silence here in the United States from Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden — arguably America’s most powerful women — I ask the former prosecutor Ms. Harris and the current professor Dr. Biden: Where are your outspoken voices on justice and education for the women and girls of Afghanistan?

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On the Media

ON THE MEDIA | Journalism under siege in Minnesota

ON THE MEDIA | Journalism under siege in Minnesota

As protests continued over a police officer accused of killing Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minnesota, journalists have been subjected to numerous instances of mistreatment by Minnesota state police. Joshua Rashaad McFadden, a Black freelance photographer...

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On Economic and Social Development

Afghanistan needs international support. But what kind? Support Local NGOs!

Afghanistan needs international support. But what kind? Support Local NGOs!

In its rush to help Afghanistan, the humanitarian world risks superimposing costly, parallel systems that ignore what already exists: a functioning public health sector, Afghan NGOs waiting for support, and aid agencies that have operated amid a complex crisis for years.  The West always acts like it knows better at the cost of local empowerment.

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On Migration

On Afghanistan

Advocate for Afghans

Advocate for Afghans

Click on the following links, or contact your Senator and Congressperson about the following: 1. Hold the Biden administration accountable to continuing the evacuation of Afghans whose lives are at risk because of their association with the United States government,...

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Against the Wall – An Afghan Evacuation Story – Part 1

Against the Wall – An Afghan Evacuation Story – Part 1

On Aug 15th, the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, Basir and his family made their first attempt to get into the airport and onto a plane. It would be nearly a month before they escaped into Pakistan. Over the next weeks they would be beaten at Taliban checkpoints, endure crushing crowds and be threatened and sworn at by soldiers from around the world.

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On Haiti

Help Haiti’s Earthquake Recovery

Help Haiti’s Earthquake Recovery

From the Haitian Artists Institute: Here we share a list of a few trusted, local, Haitian-led organizations working in the affected regions should you want to help the relief efforts. These groups have our full confidence.

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Background Information

Background information on the places and topics CSFilm has covered:

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US immigration facts

  • Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2017: Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States (Pew Research Center)
  • The Facts on Immigration Today, 2017: US foreign-born population and its impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and voting power of new Americans (Center for American Progress)
  • Immigration Data Guide, 2018: links to the most credible, high-quality data on immigrants and immigration in the United States and internationally. (Migration Policy Institute)
  • Facts about Immigration – Learn about demographics, economics, laws, crime rates, citizenship requirements and factors that drive immigration (JustFacts)

Immigration information and research

Refugees in the US

  • Refugees in America – about refugee resettlement in the US (International Rescue Committee)

Perceptions and communications about immigrants and refugees in the US

Employment, the economy and US immigration

Immigration and refugee policy, undocumented immigrants, and DACA

Assimilation and acculturation of US immigrants

Faith and US immigrants

Women and Immigration

Politics and Immigration

Points-of-view on US Immigration

Other websites with immigrant stories

  • We Are America Project – high school students define via video what they think it means to be American;
  • USAHello-Voices – immigrant and refugee stories of integration and overcoming resettlement obstacles
  • I Am An Immigrant – stories demonstrating how immigration benefits our communities, economy, and country
  • Newest Americans – a glimpse into the world of the newest Americans and a vision of our demographic future (Rutgers University-Newark, VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media)

Resources and Information for Immigrants and Refugees

  • USAHello – the resources and information newcomers need to build successful lives for themselves and their families in the US