Immigrants

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The nonprofit Arkansas Immigrant Defense, formerly the Arkansas Justice Collective, provides legal services to immigrants and refugees, as well as community education and support. The public is welcome to an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at AID's new headquarters located at 4024 East Wagon Wheel Road in Springdale.

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A collective of churches and area groups is forming the Northwest Arkansas Sanctuary Network with the aim of publicly standing with families and communities resisting detention and deportation.

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What happens to migrant children once they reach the U.S. border has been a much discussed topic over the last month. There have been reports that the government has lost track of about 1,500 immigrant children, then there was the announcement that the Trump administration has instituted a policy of separating children from their parents at the border. To sort through some of the immigration law surrounding migrant children we reached out to Laura Ferner, a partner at Crouch, Harwell, Fryar and Ferner.

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Dozens of faith leaders across Arkansas have signed a unity statement written by Pastor Clint Schnekloth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville to express their disappointment about Congress' inaction on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the lowering of refugee admissions levels during a global refugee crisis.

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In 2014, the foreign-born population contributed an estimated $3.1 billion to the Northwest Arkansas economy. That’s according to a new report called Global Talent: The Economic Engine of Northwest Arkansas.

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