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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #120 on: September 24, 2022, 07:53:43 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/swapping-hong-kong-crewe-wont-231836988.html

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Swapping Hong Kong for Crewe: 'We won't go back'

Good!

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Yowin keeps a book of photographs of the 2019 protests called Defiance, including several showing violent clashes between protesters and police. When Hayley is a bit older, Yowin hopes the photos will help explain why they felt they had to leave.

"When two million people are marching on the street and the government still ignores these voices, you will find the city is hopeless," says Yowin. "Every time I talk about it, I cry."

All those 2 million should migrate to the UK! You should encourage and help them to do this.

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They're far from alone in wanting to make the life-changing move. Government statistics suggest 140,000 Hongkongers have applied to live in the UK under a new visa route. It was brought in last year in response to China imposing a controversial new security law in Hong Kong, which the UK said was an erosion of freedoms and rights.

140000 is not even 10% of 2 million! Why is it so low?

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The North of England is a popular destination, with many families settling in places like Crewe, Stoke, and Warrington. And businesses are springing up to service this flurry of migrants.

One recruitment company has taken on two Cantonese speakers to tap into the new labour force. "We realised there was quite a big opportunity in terms of people coming over from Hong Kong," says Charlotte Shaw from KPI Recruiting in Stoke.

The agency hopes Hongkongers might offer a solution to the labour shortages, driven both by Covid and Brexit, says Charlotte. "We found that a lot of Eastern Europeans decided to leave the UK and have gone back home."

De-Turanize the UK gene pool!

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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #121 on: September 29, 2022, 06:09:53 pm »
Newsom is on a roll:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/newsom-signs-bill-allowing-california-210719203.html

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law Assembly Bill 1766, also known as “California IDs for All.” Under the bill signed last week, California ID eligibility will be expanded for close to 2 million people who lack legal status.
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In a statement Friday, Newsom touted the bill, along with other legislation that would allow street vendors to more easily obtain local health permits and provide immigrant students with improved access to in-state tuition at public colleges and universities and to ESL courses at community colleges.

In addition, he signed a bill that will provide low-income Californians, regardless of their immigration status, eligibility for legal assistance in civil matters affecting basic human needs.

"California is expanding opportunity for everyone, regardless of immigration status," Newsom said in a written statement. "We’re a state of refuge — a majority-minority state, where 27% of us are immigrants."

Newsom said signing the bills would "further support our immigrant community, which makes our state stronger every single day."
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Advocates say the bill will also help unaccompanied immigrant children who arrive in the United States without their parents or legal guardians. When released from federal custody, these children often encounter barriers to accessing basic services they are eligible for due to a lack of identification, according to nonprofit organization Kids in Need of Defense.
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Victoria Dominguez, policy director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California, said the organization, which co-sponsored AB 1766, is excited that "the state and the governor continue to show a commitment to protecting and supporting immigrant communities in California."

"California has always been like a beacon of hope for a lot of the immigrant communities here in the United States," Dominguez said. "This is part of that, a continued promise of making sure that all Californians, regardless of their immigration status, have a place and a sense of security in our communities."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xbf-FmL4cU

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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2022, 08:04:17 pm »
As I have been saying all along, helping refugees get where they want to be is a good thing:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrat-led-texas-city-steps-100241178.html'

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Democrat-led Texas city steps up migrant busing to New York, outpacing Republican effort
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El Paso, which sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico, has bused roughly 7,000 migrants to New York City since late August and sent more than 1,800 to Chicago, a city-run effort that far exceeds the more ad-hoc transportation of the past.
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 El Paso's Democratic leaders say they are coordinating with receiving cities and that migrants take their chartered buses voluntarily. City officials say their buses were needed because up to 2,000 migrants were arriving daily, including impoverished Venezuelans without family in the United States to pay for onward travel.
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The buses now depart from a converted warehouse in northeast El Paso that serves as a migrant processing center. On Monday, several hundred migrants waited for buses to New York City and Chicago, among them Frederick Pinango, 28, and his wife and 3-year-old daughter.

The Venezuelan family trekked through the Darien Gap, an often dangerous passage through a jungle separating Colombia and Panama. They worked their way through Central America and Mexico by cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash and begging, according to Pinango.

They took a bus to New York because they had no contacts in the United States and it was free.

"I have faith that they will help us with some shelter, so I can start to work," he said.

Edwin Rico, a 28-year-old Venezuelan who boarded a bus to Chicago on Monday, said the food that El Paso officials provided for the trip was not enough, but he rationed it.

"I don’t have money, so I’m grateful for the help," he said.
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New York City officials traveled to El Paso last month to watch the process firsthand. During the visit, they discussed adding drop-off points in cities on the way to New York, Leeser said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0bBZ81E9EY

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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2022, 02:46:03 am »
This is more like the America I remember!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nyc-mayor-says-boroughs-host-192305647.html

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NYC mayor says all boroughs will host migrants: 'No one gets a pass'

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday that every New York City community would see asylum seekers in the coming days.

"Staten Island and other communities, they are going to – everyone is going to see asylum seekers. So, all the calls that I'm getting from elected officials, all the calls that I'm hearing from people of saying, you know, 'Please, not here…' That just can't happen. This is a citywide crisis and all of us are going to be impacted. Staten Island is going to be impacted like the other four boroughs."
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"No, you can't have it both ways. Either we're in this together, or we're not. And, I'm not listening to that. No one gets a pass during an emergency. Everyone must do their share.

This should be applied not just to the boroughs of NYC, but to every county of every state. But it has to start somewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqe5NP86OCc
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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #124 on: October 15, 2022, 04:14:34 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ron-desantis-flying-migrants-marthas-063604177.html

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Ron DeSantis flying migrants to Martha's Vineyard may have unintentionally opened the door for them to remain in the US permanently
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A Texas sheriff on Thursday certified that the nearly 50 migrants, who flew from San Antonio to Massachusetts in September, were the victims of a crime, The Texas Tribune reported.

"Based upon the claims of migrants being transported from Bexar County under false pretenses, we are investigating this case as possible Unlawful Restraint,"
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Victims of certain crimes can apply for a "U visa." If approved, the U visa can provide the victims and their families with temporary immigration status, including the ability to work, and the possibility of lawful permanent resident status, or a green card, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #125 on: October 18, 2022, 05:11:03 am »
What our enemies are complaining about is actually how, in a sane world, every EU country should be behaving:

https://gatesofvienna.net/2022/10/let-em-in/

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After lengthy negotiations, the federal government has launched an admission program for “particularly endangered” Afghans. Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) and Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) announced on Monday in Berlin that the plan is to take in around 1,000 Afghans and their family members each month.

1000/month is not many, but at least it is a start. Hopefully this sets a precedent for taking in 1000/month from each country from which refugees are fleeing.

Better still, the Greens are being compared to the NSDAP:

https://gatesofvienna.net/2022/10/the-greens-embrace-bans-on-speaking/

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a German “Sonderweg” is the language of the National Socialists. Adolf Hitler, as the influential Bielefeld social historian Hans-Ulrich Wehler explained, sought for the Germans’ a “special path” that then led to the abyss.
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The Union chalked up a German “Sonderweg” to the traffic light government in the Bundestag today, because all other countries in Europe are closing their borders, while Germany is the only country that wants to open them further.

Whereas the Greens are accusing the CDU of being pro-Russian:

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Katrin Göring-Eckard is Vice President of the German Bundestag and a Protestant Christian. The Greens have been discussing asylum issues for years. She says that anyone who, like Friedrich Merz (CDU), talks about “social tourism” is doing Vladimir Putin’s bidding. “Push and pull” are “imaginary factors”. This “is like an imaginary illness; that’s nonsense.” Göring-Eckard refers to Angela Merkel’s refugee policy, including her “We can do it”. She says: It is “completely normal politics that you create things.”

Most importantly:

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Annalena Baerbock: “We have to be prepared, there will not be one, ten, hundred, but thousands of flights, there will be eight to ten million refugees, and we will take them all in.”
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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #126 on: November 07, 2022, 08:57:18 pm »
Continuing from:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/enemies/giorgia-meloni/msg16279/#msg16279

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/enemies/matteo-salvini/msg16296/#msg16296

now:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/charity-group-challenges-italy-over-142627004.html

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ROME (Reuters) -A German charity operating a migrant rescue ship said on Monday it would go to court to try to overturn efforts by Italy's new right-wing government to prevent some of the people it had saved from the sea coming to land.
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German charity SOS Humanity has said it will shortly present a suit to a Rome court appealing a government decree that refused to a designate a safe port to the rescue boats. It is also appealing in a Sicilian court so that those migrants left aboard should be allowed to enter Italy and seek asylum.

Do you think this approach will work?

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Meloni's government has accused the charity ships of acting as a de-facto taxi service for migrants seeking a better life in Europe.

How is this a bad thing?! The charity ships are only doing what the Italian navy should be doing (but aren't)!

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The charities, including France's Doctors without Borders (MSF), which operates the Geo Barents, say they play a vital role saving lives in one of the world's most deadly migration routes and accuse Italy of breaking international law.

"The partial and selective disembarkation, such as suggested in the Italian government's decree, is heinous and can't be considered lawful according to maritime conventions,"
MSF said on Monday.

Exactly.

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The United Nations agencies for migration and refugees, respectively the IOM and the UNHCR, said the stranded migrants "need to be disembarked swiftly without any further delay."

And yet the time it will take for the case to go through the court is itself a delay.....

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France, Germany and Norway have all called on Italy to take in the migrants, however Hungary's right-wing prime minister, Viktor Orban, has praised Rome's hardline approach.

"Finally! We owe a big thank you to Giorgia Meloni and the new Italian government for protecting the borders of Europe," Orban wrote on Twitter at the weekend.

Hungary should have been nuked in 2015.

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European Commission spokesperson Anita Hipper said member states had a "legal and moral duty" to save lives of people, regardless of the circumstances that led them to sea.

Successfully doing this duty requires killing other people, specifically those who actively make it impossible for us to do this duty. There is no avoiding this straightforward conclusion.

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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #127 on: November 08, 2022, 05:37:30 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/explainer-whats-behind-italys-migrant-131305468.html

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The new government’s confrontational posture is reminiscent of the standoffs orchestrated by Matteo Salvini when he was briefly interior minister from 2018-19.

Salvini's refusal to open ports resulted in ships having to travel to France or Spain to disembark migrants, adding up to three days to the migrants’ journeys. A German captain, Carola Rackete, famously defied Salvini and entered an Italian port despite orders not to, citing an emergency situation on board.

Salvini, who is infrastructure minister in charge of ports in the new government, is facing trial on charges of kidnapping for refusing to let the Spanish migrant rescue ship Open Arms dock in an Italian port in 2019. Another case against him has been dismissed.

Salvini is still awaiting trial for his 2019 crime! This is how slow it is for a case to get through the courts! How many more refugees will die while we wait? The only refugees saved for sure were the ones which Rackete brought to land by not asking permission from rightists.

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WHAT DOES INTERNATIONAL LAW SAY?

Article 98 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea requires every shipmaster “to render assistance to any person found at sea in danger of being lost.” Charity ships say rescuing migrants from flimsy, unseaworthy smuggling boats, or in many cases straight from the water, is their legal obligation.

International Maritime Law also requires coastal states to run adequate search and rescue services, including by cooperating with other nations in the same region during rescues.

Rescues are only considered complete after survivors are disembarked to the nearest place of safety, to be assigned by the maritime authority in charge of search-and-rescue coordination. But NGOs say their requests for a place of safety in the Mediterranean Sea are increasingly delayed, ignored or denied by both Italy and Malta.

The law is clearly on our side. So instead of forcing the refugees to wait while a court case is filed against the rightists, just disembark the refugees without rightist permission, and let rightists file a court case against us if they want to! Follow Rackete's example!

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/refugees-welcome/msg2174/?topicseen#msg2174

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Salvini and Rackete squared off in June 2019, when she ignored Italian military orders prohibiting her from docking her George Soros-backed NGO ship trafficking illegals at a port in Lampedusa. Rackete instead crushed a patrol boat putting the lives of soldiers at risk, and illegally entered the Italian port.

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/refugees-welcome/msg2169/?topicseen#msg2169

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/refugees-welcome/msg2171/?topicseen#msg2171

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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #128 on: November 16, 2022, 10:52:12 pm »
Thank you!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/federal-judge-blocks-title-42-184641858.html

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A federal judge on Tuesday barred U.S. border officials from rapidly expelling migrants under Title 42, a pandemic health policy that has been used to expel more than a million people.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C., vacated the Trump-era policy instituted in March 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Sullivan described Title 42 as "arbitrary and capricious" in violation of federal law in his ruling.

The ruling takes effect immediately and applies to all migrants, including families and adults traveling without children, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that filed the lawsuit resulting in the decision.

"This ruling is proof that Title 42 was never about public health — it was a thinly veiled racist smokescreen put in place by the previous administration and continued by the current administration," Donna De La Cruz, director of communications for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, said in a written statement.

"President (Joe) Biden must once and for all eliminate the use of Title 42 for asylum seekers."
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"The only way to reform what's happening at the border is to create a system where there truly are legal pathways, and only Congress can do that," she said.
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El Paso may consider reopening its Migrant Welcome Center, should the need arise, city spokeswoman Laura Cruz Acosta said in a statement. The city is seeking advance funding from FEMA to help support efforts to manage the needs of asylum seekers released in the city, she said.

In other news, more refugees are finally taking my advice, as our enemies report with chagrin:

https://gatesofvienna.net/2022/11/we-dont-need-no-stinkin-passports/

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Asylum trick at the border: Heute reader Michael found passports, torn money and plane tickets from refugees in a meadow.
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These were five Turkish passports, banknotes and plane tickets from Istanbul to Sarajevo.

The documents are likely to have been deliberately disposed of by migrants before they were apprehended, in order that they might hide their real place of origin and actual citizenship from the authorities.

If you are a refugee in an EU country and someone who wants to deport you asks you where you came from, always tell them you came from another EU country. They will probably not believe you, but they will have to do the work themselves to get the answer they want.

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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #129 on: November 17, 2022, 07:55:01 pm »
Well done Philadelphia!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/asylum-seekers-bused-texas-arrive-054236414.html

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Asylum-seekers bused from Texas arrive in Philadelphia to warm welcome
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Peter Pedemonti, a co-director of Philadelphia-based community organization New Sanctuary Movement, was busy getting his young children ready for school last week when he got a call from a colleague in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott was sending a bus of asylum-seekers to Pennsylvania.

The colleague didn't know when the bus would leave, nor when it would arrive.

Pedemonti jumped into action, activating a network of more than a dozen advocacy organizations and Philadelphia city departments that had been preparing for this moment since the summer, when Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis began sending migrants to so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.

“We always knew Philadelphia would be a destination,” he said.

If Abbott was hoping for a public backlash to asylum-seekers’ arriving in Philadelphia, he didn’t achieve his goal, said Pedemonti, who, along with other community organizers, greeted the newcomers Wednesday morning with warm drinks and clothing.

"We chose to welcome people with dignity, with love and with support and solidarity," he said. "I’m really proud of the city today."
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The outpouring of support for the arrivals appeared to be a moment of pride for Mayor Jim Kenney, who pushed the city to become a sanctuary for immigrants in 2018. He famously broke into song and dance when a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration couldn’t cut off grants to Philadelphia over how it deals with immigrants in the country illegally.

Since then, Philadelphia has expanded its services and made the office of immigrant affairs permanent.

“I’m very pleased with the high level of coordination occurring to best welcome individuals seeking asylum to Philadelphia, where they are and will always be welcomed," Kenney said in a statement Wednesday. "We are proud to protect the rights and dignity of our newly arrived neighbors."

This is what all of America should be like!

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"Eventually we will need a state-coordinated plan, and we really need the U.S. and federal government to shift to a long-term plan," said Andy Kang, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. "Our hope is that, at some point, asylum-seekers are treated more like refugees."

Finally, keep exposing the rightist lies every single time:

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Abbott warned President Joe Biden in a letter Wednesday that Texas would ramp up its efforts to deal with the influx of migrants. He said Biden must implement or reinstate policies that enforce federal immigration laws “and protect the states against invasion.”

“Two years of inaction on your part now leave Texas with no choice but to escalate our efforts to secure our State,” the letter said. “Your open-border policies, which have catalyzed an unprecedented crisis of illegal immigration, are the sole cause of Texas having to invoke our constitutional authority to defend ourselves.”

But advocates are quick to point out that the people who arrived in Philadelphia aren’t in the country illegally, having been paroled into the U.S. after they declared asylum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS2PQs_IRNk
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Re: Refugees Welcome
« Reply #130 on: November 20, 2022, 01:23:24 am »
https://us.yahoo.com/news/advocates-launch-campaign-welcome-migrants-151554360.html

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Advocates launch campaign to welcome migrants relocated north

An alliance of advocacy groups on Friday launched a campaign to counter the migrant busing policies of GOP officials like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by highlighting the massive civil society response to welcome migrants throughout the country.
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The campaign website features a map highlighting individuals, organizations and elected officials who have in some way contributed to welcoming migrants bused or flown north by Republican governors.

For instance, the map shows a blue dot — representing an elected official — over Syracuse, N.Y.

Clicking on the dot leads to a local news story about Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh speaking out in favor of welcoming migrants, and Syracuse’s sanctuary policies.

“Anytime we have refugees coming into this country, we want to make sure the federal government knows that Syracuse is a welcoming place and will work hand and hand with them to make sure that we are helping these humans that are in crisis,” Walsh told Spectrum News 1 in September.

The campaign also helps highlight individuals and organizations that have rendered aid, both short and long term, to migrants arriving in their cities and towns.
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While civil society and local government assistance has been consistently available to migrants relocated north, the Choose Welcome campaign is also seeking to institutionalize some of that aid.

To that end, the campaign has three public demands: to grant immediate access to basic services and work permits for asylum applicants, federal funding to help civil society welcome migrants and a full restoration of asylum rights at the border.

https://choosewelcome.org/