CNN: Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible

CNN: Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible. “For the past two years, an Israeli entrepreneur has been working on what may seem like an idealistic, impossible task for this moment in time: building a better corner of the internet for immigrants. Ran Harnevo, 44, is the co-founder and CEO of new startup Homeis — a social network that feels like a hybrid between neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor and Facebook (FB).”

American Bar Association: New online platform connects lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation

American Bar Association: New online platform connects lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation . “Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation provides a way for pro bono lawyers across the nation to search for cases posted by civil legal aid providers to address legal relief for unaccompanied children who have crossed into the United States from Mexico. Attorneys can search for cases by geographic location, case type and posting organization. Cases will be provided by legal aid and pro bono programs nationwide and include mentoring support.”

CNN: Smithsonian interested in obtaining migrant children’s drawings depicting their time in US custody

CNN: Smithsonian interested in obtaining migrant children’s drawings depicting their time in US custody. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has inquired about obtaining disturbing drawings by migrant children that depict figures with sad faces behind bars.”

PC Magazine: #Talkstorytalkplace Project Wants a Digital Archive of LA’s Chinatown

PC Magazine: #Talkstorytalkplace Project Wants a Digital Archive of LA’s Chinatown. “Like many creatives in Los Angeles, Joel Quizon is a multi-hyphenate: a curator-producer-DJ who might soon have to add ‘historian’ to his resume, too. As a producer at media studio Form follows Function (FfF), Quizon is working with founder and documentary filmmaker Maya Santos on a bold, tech-based project called #talkstorytalkplace, which is building a digital archive of memories and tales focused on the immigrant experience.”

GhanaWeb: Manual, Database and Mobile Application on migration unveiled

GhanaWeb: Manual, Database and Mobile Application on migration unveiled. “The Media Response, a Non-Governmental Organisation has concurrently launched a training manual for journalists, database and mobile application on migration to enhance accurate and up-to-speed information dissemination on free movement of persons.”

The National: Inside the secret cemetery where Abu Dhabi’s earliest expats rest

The National: Inside the secret cemetery where Abu Dhabi’s earliest expats rest. “The now-closed Sas Al Nakhl graveyard is also the final resting place for hundreds of Abu Dhabi residents including military commanders, Chinese labourers and Indian workers. Some of those buried there died in air accidents, others in industrial incidents. Old age, drowning, sickness and suicide claimed others. Mystery surrounds some…. To mark the Year of Tolerance, a team from Khalifa University is now trying to find out more. Led by Dr Athol Yates, an assistant professor, volunteers including Emirati students are aiming to create an online map where people can click on a grave and view details about that person.”

Slate: Anti-Immigrant Armed Militias Posted Videos and Fundraised Through Facebook for Months

Slate: Anti-Immigrant Armed Militias Posted Videos and Fundraised Through Facebook for Months. “The Facebook video starts from the perspective of the driver’s seat of a truck, peering out the windshield at night. It’s pitch black. A few seconds in, a man’s voice snaps, ‘They’re going up the road.’ The engine starts, and headlights flash on to reveal a line of people hunched over, darting across the dirt carrying children. The camera, which appears to be from a smartphone, keeps rolling as the man filming grabs a bigger flashlight and runs out of his truck toward a woman kneeling on the ground holding a crying child, dousing the two in bright light.”