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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US refugee resettlement program has been nearly dismantled, advocates say

By , Globe Staff

The US refugee resettlement program has been all but dismantled under President Trump, immigration advocates and attorneys said.

Mass. delegation to ‘Dreamers’: GOP controls your fate

By , Globe Staff

Seven members of the 11-member delegation say they’re willing to negotiate with Republicans. But they say that has been difficult.

Baker proposal would let police detain immigrants at request of federal authorities

By , Globe Staff

The governor’s plan would formalize what had been an informal practice during the Obama administration.

Mother of Odin Lloyd says family ‘retraumatized’ over Hernandez’s vacated conviction

By , Globe Staff

The mother of a man killed by Aaron Hernandez said her family has been “retraumatized” and “re-victimized” by the fact that Hernandez’s murder conviction was vacated because of his suicide.