Voices from the Tour

With German government overwhelmed by asylum-seekers, volunteers provide support

With thousands of refugees coming to Germany every week, local administrations are overstrained with the provision of basic needs. In many cities, civil society groups have stepped in to the fill the gaps.

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Letter to Governor Sandoval

#hbsMigration study tour participant Yvanna Cancela and her colleagues from the Culinary Workers Union in Nevada wrote a letter to Governor Brian Sandoval to express their disappointment about his request to halt Syrian refugee resettlement in Nevada.

 

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Now more than ever, immigrant integration matters

Our ‪#‎hbsMigration‬ study tour participants on Germany, immigrant integration, and why they still believe in the American dream.

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About the 2015 Transatlantic Migration Study Tour to Germany:

Not since the end of World War II have so many men, women, and children been forced to flee their homes. Globally, 60 million people are now displaced—40 million of those within their own borders, and another 20 million in other countries. Germany, which is expecting as many as 1.5 million people to arrive by the end of 2015, has become a focal point of the crisis.

To promote a transatlantic conversation about refugee and immigration policy, as well as best practices for long-term integration, the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America is partnered with the National Council of La Raza to bring 10 of the leading immigration experts in the US Latino community to Germany.Participants will tour Düsseldorf, Berlin, and Stuttgart to visit refugee reception centers and emergency shelters and to meet with civil society leaders and elected officials at the federal, state, and municipal level.