Julia Nekessa Opoti

929 Flips | 28 Magazines | 8 Likes | 68 Following | 337 Followers | @nekessa | Journalist. Writer. Radio producer and host. Curious about the world and the movement of people particularly immigration.

Reason for Reform Campaign Launches with New Data, 62 Events in All 50 States Calling for Immigration Reform

<b>CONTACT</b><p>Sarah Doolin Roy, sarah@renewoureconomy.org<p><b>Reason for Reform Campaign Launches with New Data, 62 Events in All 50 States Calling for</b> …

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

ProPublica The Marshall Project• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>An Unbelievable Story of Rape An 18-year-old said she was attacked at …

Moving toward second-class citizenship with Congress' visa-waiver legislation

It is possible that second-class citizenship for my loved ones and me will be the very last thing that Congress votes on in 2015. On Dec. 8, with …

What we know about Minnesota's undocumented immigrant population

Cambodian refugees deported after decades in US | War & Conflict

<b>Phnom Penh, Cambodia -</b> Vuthy Tik was born in Cambodia. He and his family arrived in the United States in 1982 after having fled the war between Khmer Rouge forces and advancing Vietnamese troops.<p>Tik's family spent three years living in refugee camps in Thailand before they were granted refugee …

Oxford student activist resigns from posts over non-consensual sex

A prominent student activist from Oxford University is resigning from her political posts and campaigns after admitting she failed to obtain full consent before having sex at a conference earlier this year.<p>Annie Teriba, a third-year student at Wadham college, was the editor of No Heterox** – …

Black Students

Thinking Dialectically: What Grace Lee Boggs Taught Me

We knew this day would come, but I am not prepared to call Grace Lee Boggs an ancestor. Not yet. Brilliant, demanding, critical, exacting, serious, …

Black History

Sign of an economy being stretched: Minnesota's restaurants have trouble finding workers

A pizza place in Robbinsdale and an acclaimed downtown restaurant have cut hours because they can’t find enough cooks.<p>A burger joint in the …

Garifuna: The Young Black Latino Exodus You’ve Never Heard About

Honduran migrants passing through Mexico often carry only the bare essentials: cash, some clothes and a cell phone, if they can afford one.<p>Gustavo …

Immigration

How Not to Interview an HIV-Positive Person

Last week <i>The View</i>’s Candace Cameron Bure (formerly of <i>Full House</i>) and Raven-Symoné (once of <i>The Cosby Show</i>) sat down with former <i>Who’s The Boss?</i> child …

Sexual Health

A homecoming racked with guilt and shame for Guatemalan migrant children

Daniele Volpe for Al Jazeera America<p><i>Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series on Guatemalan migrant children who are returned to their country after unsuccessfully trying to reach the United States.</i> <i>Part two focuses on the disproportionate impact of migration on Guatemala's indigenous</i> …

Katanga's forgotten people

REPORTERS<p>An in-depth report by our senior reporters and team of correspondents from around the world. Every Saturday at 9.10 pm Paris time. Or you can catch it online from Friday.<p>Like many mixed-race children in Congo, they were born of a Japanese father who came to work in the mines of Katanga in …

Do we need more crimmigration? Lessons from US anti-deportation activism

Immigrant rights activists at the Federal Building in Manhattan 5 April 2014. Michael Fleshman/Flickr. Creative Commons.<p>The neologism ‘crimmigration’ …

Is Gentrification a Human-Rights Violation?

A Brooklyn-based group is arguing that the displacement of longtime residents meets a definition conceived by the United Nations in the aftermath of World War II.<p>No one will be surprised to learn that the campaign to build a national movement against gentrification is being waged out of an office …

Human Rights

The Surprising Link Between Skin Color, Gender, and Immigrant Employment

Age-old stereotypes interact in complex ways when new arrivals look for jobs.<p>When immigrants enter American society, they encounter a web of prejudice blocking their path to success and well-being. A new study examines the effect of two potential strands of this obstruction—race and skin color—on …

Employment

244 immigrants arrested in four-day sweep across Southern California

More than 240 people were taken into federal custody last week across Southern California after a four-day sweep for immigrants with criminal records in the country illegally, authorities announced Monday.<p>The enforcement action ended Thursday with 244 foreign nationals in the custody of Immigration …

This Brazilian mayor was using WhatsApp to run her town remotely

Many of us conduct our work and personal lives largely via instant messaging these days, but the young mayor of Bom Jardim, a small town in northeastern Brazil, took it to the next level. Authorities there say Lidiane Leite ran the town for three years via the mobile app WhatsApp—while living a …

Trump's immigration plan would require every Latino to show their papers, please

Donald Trump wants to deport 11 million migrants: is that even possible?<p>Read more<p>Imagine this dystopian scenario in 2017: federal agents of the Donald Trump administration have stormed an urban immigrant neighborhood in which they know that 20% of the community is undocumented – and the new Trump …

Immigration

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LGBT South Asian Americans Remain 'Hidden' Post-Supreme Court Ruling

In the late 1980s, eleven members of the newly-established South Asian LGBT group, Trikone, marched during San Francisco’s Pride Parade in multicolored lungis and kurtis, wearing masks to conceal their identities. Their presence roiled California’s burgeoning South Asian community. “People didn’t …

How South Korea became the first country to start international adoptions

It was the early 1950s, at the height of the Cold War. The Korean conflict was coming to an end and the peninsula was divided. There were more than 100,000 war orphans, not to mention the thousands of biracial GI babies who were deemed unacceptable to Korean society.<p>Some of the earliest efforts …

A Village Called Versailles

In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, …

New Orleans

Kate Gale, Red Hen, and What Poetry and Community Mean to Me

Last week, I got the email that every emerging poet wishes for. It said a press wanted to publish my manuscript. Sure my name was misspelled, and …

Writing

America has always been hostile to immigrants

At what point, in this great nation of immigrants, did calling someone an “immigrant” become such an insult?<p>Recent weeks — on the campaign trail and elsewhere — have been filled with ugly rhetoric about immigration status or other ethnic impurities, even when the target of such attacks has entered …

FS magazine

FS ISSUE 165:<p>APRIL / MAY 2018<p><b>MEET THE BLACK GAY MEN TAKING ON HIV IN OUR COMMUNITY:</b><p>This issue looks at the prominent role black gay men are taking in …

Sexual Health

Asians Now Outpace Mexicans In Terms of Undocumented Growth

Someone tell Don­ald Trump that he’s pick­ing on the wrong im­mig­rants. Turns out that, since 2000, un­au­thor­ized im­mig­ra­tion from Asia has …

Migrants Protest Death of Senegalese Man in Spain

Man’s death during a police raid sparked protests of about 200 immigrants in Spanish beach town<p>SALOU, Spain—African immigrants protested for a second day on Wednesday in this Mediterranean beach town after the death of a Senegalese man during a police crackdown on illegal street vendors.<p>The …

Africa

The Inclusive Strength of #BlackLivesMatter

Why the fast-growing movement has been intertwined with labor, economic justice, immigration, and LGBT rights from the beginning.<p>It would be tempting …

Rights & Freedoms