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Immigration News Update 12/14/16

Fond memories of pre-war Aleppo remain with newly settled refugees in Hobart ABC Australia 12/13/16
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-13/syrian-refugees-settle-in-tasmania...

Syrian refugees have arrived in Australia, fleeing the destruction of the country's civil war.

National governments are failing refugees, so cities must step up to meet the challenge Open Democracy 12/13/16
https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/ram-n-sanahuja/national...

States are failing to address Europe's refugee crisis: perhaps it is time for cities to take a leading role.

Fear of Populism is Hollowing Out Europe’s Leadership on Refugees Human Rights Watch 12/14/16
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/12/14/fear-populism-hollowing-out-europes-...

Populist right wing parties are shaping policy and "winning" by forcing the center and left to cater to their interests.

Immigrants – and those who fight for them – are here to stay The Hill 12/13/16
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/310016-immigrants-and-th...

Rep. Joseph Crowley, the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, reaffirms a commitment to protect and honor immigrants.

Trump Wants to Deport Millions of Immigrants. Here’s One Way to Slow Him Down. Mother Jones 12/14/16
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/heres-one-way-cities-can-rea...

California is moving to pass bills that would ensure immigrants in deportation proceedings have access to lawyers.

The Battle for Aleppo, Syria's Stalingrad, Ends The New Yorker 12/13/16
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-battle-for-aleppo-syrias-sta...

The fighting may be over, but the consequences of Syria's five year war are only just beginning.

7 real things you can do right now about the catastrophe in Aleppo. Upworthy 12/13/16
http://www.upworthy.com/7-real-things-you-can-do-right-now-about-the-cat...

Concrete causes to support in Aleppo, Syria.

Photo: New York Times

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