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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17 arrested at immigration checkpoint on I-93 in New Hampshire

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Seventeen people were arrested during an immigrant checkpoint over Memorial Day weekend in New Hampshire, the site of two controversial border patrol checkpoints in 2017.

Rights group adds Hondurans to suit against US over helping migrants after disasters

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The group alleges that the government is discriminating against immigrants of color by ending protections that allowed citizens from several countries to remain in the US after natural disasters.

Dozens decry protected status decision for Hondurans

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Advocates, immigrants, and elected officials rallied at the State House to object to the Trump administration’s move.

Boston City Council asks for government accountability in Honduras

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A week before a decision is made about Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, the Boston City Council passed a resolution calling for Honduras to investigate human rights violations by its law enforcement.