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Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson covers immigrant communities, the people behind city, state, and federal policies, to tell the stories of people who come from around the world to make this region home.

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Immigrants from 50 countries become 197 new Americans

By , Globe Staff

With the country embroiled in a bitter debate about immigration, a naturalization ceremony was held Wednesday at the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester.

‘It’s like a double sword in your heart’ — local Haitians react to Trump’s insults

By and , Globe Staff

It was just too much, one woman said of the comments that came the day before the eighth anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake.

Local Salvadorans and immigration advocates gear up for what’s next

By , Globe Staff

Monday’s announcement by DHS that it was once again terminating the status of a group of federally protected immigrants did not necessarily surprise.

The man in the Spotlight Team’s Fenway photo speaks

By , Globe Staff

Kenyatta Savage found himself featured on the front page of the Boston Globe as part of a story about racism in Boston.