Immigration

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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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More than a hundred protesters stood in the rain outside of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton's office on Old Missouri Road Tuesday to protest the reported conditions at detention centers for migrant children. They say they want lawmakers to act.

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Nearly 6,000 entries were submitted to NPR's Student Podcast Challenge. Two students from Thaden School in Bentonville were selected as finalists. You can listen to Inti Rios' podcast here and Aurielle Dickerson's podcast here.

Suzannah Schreckhise

Artists Suzannah Schreckhise and Scarlet Sims explore issues of immigration in "Voices" now on display at Stage Eighteen in downtown Fayetteville. 

"I found out how the poultry workers--predominantly non-documented immigrant workers--were treated in the poultry plants in the United States," explains Schreckhise when discussing her sculptural installation "Not a Chicken But a Human Truck."

Schreckhise's conceptual work compliments Sims' seven foot tall illustrations of immigrant women, whose stories are documented via recordings. 

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