NH's Immigration Story http://nhpr.org en Senate Weighs In-State Tuition For Children Of Undocumented Immigrants http://nhpr.org/post/senate-weighs-state-tuition-children-undocumented-immigrants <p></p><p>Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that would grant in-state tuition at University System of New Hampshire schools to children of undocumented immigrants.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:42:14 +0000 Michael Brindley 47215 at http://nhpr.org Senate Weighs In-State Tuition For Children Of Undocumented Immigrants New Program Helps Refugee Women Start Home Child Care Business http://nhpr.org/post/new-program-helps-refugee-women-start-home-child-care-business <p>A new program helps refugees earn money by training stay-at-home moms to be entrepreneurs in the child care industry.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 45374 at http://nhpr.org New Program Helps Refugee Women Start Home Child Care Business Sen. Ayotte Weighs In On Immigration Impasse http://nhpr.org/post/sen-ayotte-weighs-immigration-impasse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is weighing-in on immigration reform.&nbsp; This after House Speaker John Boehner said <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/us/politics/boehner-doubts-immigration-overhaul-will-pass-this-year.html?hpw&amp;rref=politics&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">he didn’t think he could pass a bill this year</a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 43270 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Weighs In On Immigration Impasse New England Snapshot: Immigration http://nhpr.org/post/new-england-snapshot-immigration <p>We're kicking off a new feature on All Things Considered called New England Snapshot, where we look at issues around the region.</p><p>One issue playing out in a number of states is immigration. Here in New Hampshire, House lawmakers have approved a measure that would allow <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/house-oks-bill-giving-state-tuition-children-undocumented-immigrants">undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates</a> at University System of New Hampshire schools.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:57:25 +0000 Brady Carlson 42267 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Bhutanese Community Shaken By Recent Suicide, Seeks To Prevent Others http://nhpr.org/post/nh-bhutanese-community-shaken-recent-suicide-seeks-prevent-others <p>In November, a Bhutanese refugee living in Concord killed himself. Nationally, Bhutanese refugees have the highest suicide rate of any refugee population. And here in New Hampshire, where nearly 2,000 Bhutanese refugees have resettled in the last six years, the community is scrambling to answer the questions ‘why does this happen?’ and ‘how do we prevent it?’</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 41895 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Bhutanese Community Shaken By Recent Suicide, Seeks To Prevent Others Bhutanese Refugees In The Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/bhutanese-refugees-granite-state <p>A new documentary by New Hampshire filmmaker Doria Bramante follows exiles from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan as they abandon their twenty-year effort to return home from Nepalese refugee camps and decide to seek a new life in America. Many of these refugees have resettled in the New Hampshire cities of Concord, Manchester, and Laconia. Today we take a look at their incredible journey…along with the challenges and successes of starting over in the Granite State.</p><p><u><strong>GUESTS:</strong></u></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40223 at http://nhpr.org Bhutanese Refugees In The Granite State Refugee Documentary Screens In Concord http://nhpr.org/post/refugee-documentary-screens-concord <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-size:16px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;font-family:'Helvetica Neue'">An independent documentary produced and directed by two Durham residents chronicles the journey of three refugee families, from their home country of Bhutan to resettlement here in New Hampshire. </span></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:08:24 +0000 Shannon Dooling 37940 at http://nhpr.org From Bolivia to Venezuela: 81 Take Oath To Become American Citizens http://nhpr.org/post/bolivia-venezuela-81-take-oath-become-american-citizens <p></p><p></p><p>At the Warren B. Rudman Courthouse in Concord Friday morning, 81 people from 36 different countries took an oath and became American citizens.</p><p>Governor Maggie Hassan spoke at the naturalization ceremony.</p><p>Among those sworn in was a man originally from India who now lives in Hudson with his wife and their six month old child.</p><p>There was also a husband and wife, both native Kenyans, who became citizens together. They live in Lee with their four children.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:45:50 +0000 Michael Brindley 31622 at http://nhpr.org From Bolivia to Venezuela: 81 Take Oath To Become American Citizens How Regional Worker Demands Could Influence Immigration Policy http://nhpr.org/post/how-regional-worker-demands-could-influence-immigration-policy <p>On July 7th, the senate passed immigration reform legislation with an overwhelming majority. Meanwhile, the republican-led house has verbally panned the bill as “flawed legislation,” leaving little hope for a passage into law. But a new immigration solution has been <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/RMSG-FinalReport.pdf" target="_blank">posited in a report</a> published by the non-profit <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/" target="_blank">Migration Policy Institute</a>. Two and a half years in the making, the movement would utilize regional visas and limit immigrants to specific destinations within the United States. <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/staff/papademetriou.php" target="_blank"><strong>Demetrios</strong><strong> Papademetriou </strong></a>is president and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:02:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31392 at http://nhpr.org How Regional Worker Demands Could Influence Immigration Policy Uncertainty Over Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/uncertainty-over-immigration-reform <p>The Senate has passed a significant overhaul of the country’s immigration laws.&nbsp; The plan includes a path to citizenship and more border security. But the bipartisan effort has stalled at the House border, with some Republicans there calling the bill “dead on arrival.” We’ll talk with Granite Staters following&nbsp; this debate.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p>- <strong>Eva Castillo</strong> - Director of the New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 31334 at http://nhpr.org Uncertainty Over Immigration Reform Speaking Up About Violence In A "Forgotten" Country http://nhpr.org/post/speaking-about-violence-forgotten-country <p>It may be the largest war in the world that we don’t hear about. The death toll of what is now called the Great War of Africa likely stretches into the millions.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 22:00:47 +0000 Brady Carlson 27424 at http://nhpr.org Speaking Up About Violence In A "Forgotten" Country Group Looks To Counter 'Misinformation' About Refugee Resettlement Efforts In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/group-looks-counter-misinformation-about-refugee-resettlement-efforts-nh <p></p><p>Lawmakers and members of the public met in Concord today to learn more about refugee resettlement efforts in New Hampshire. The breakfast gathering was organized by Lutheran Social Services, a non-profit that offers new refugees a range of services including short-term housing and English-language training.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:44:37 +0000 Todd Bookman 27091 at http://nhpr.org Group Looks To Counter 'Misinformation' About Refugee Resettlement Efforts In N.H. Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform-0 <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. He probed the connection between prison profits and stiffer immigration policies and came up with some unsettling answers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23689 at http://nhpr.org Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23688 at http://nhpr.org A Granite State Take On Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-take-immigration-reform <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">After years of rancor and stalemate there now appears to be rare bipartisan movement on this issue on Capitol Hill. Still, there is plenty of room for disagreement over such matters as a path to citizenship for those here illegally. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:05:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 21513 at http://nhpr.org A Granite State Take On Immigration Reform