We are all aware by now (but if you aren't, where have you been?!) Last week the proposed changes to the citizenship pathway were rejected by the senate, leaving Recruiters Australia wide celebrating the once thought highly unlikely victory.
The wait remains at just 1 year after obtaining permanent residency, rather than the proposed 4 years. Considering most people have already been in Australia for at least 4 years before eligible under the current scheme, this is definitely welcome news!
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"35. «Perché ebbi fame e mi deste da mangiare; ebbi sete e mi deste da bere; fui straniero e mi accoglieste; 36. fui nudo e mi vestiste; fui ammalato e mi visitaste; fui in prigione e veniste a trovarmi». 37. Allora i giusti gli risponderanno: «Signore, quando mai ti abbiamo visto affamato e ti abbiamo dato da mangiare? O assetato e ti abbiamo dato da bere? 38. Quando mai ti abbiamo visto straniero e ti abbiamo accolto? O nudo e ti abbiamo vestito? 39. Quando mai ti abbiamo visto ammalato o in prigione e siamo venuti a trovarti?» 40. E il re risponderà loro: «In verità vi dico che in quanto lo avete fatto a uno di questi miei minimi fratelli, l'avete fatto a me». 41. Allora dirà anche a quelli della sua sinistra: «Andate via da me, maledetti, nel fuoco eterno, preparato per il diavolo e per i suoi angeli! 42. Perché ebbi fame e non mi deste da mangiare; ebbi sete e non mi deste da bere; 43. fui straniero e non m'accoglieste; nudo e non mi vestiste; malato e in prigione, e non mi visitaste». 44. Allora anche questi gli risponderanno, dicendo: «Signore, quando ti abbiamo visto aver fame, o sete, o essere straniero, o nudo, o ammalato, o in prigione, e non ti abbiamo assistito?» 45. Allora risponderà loro: «In verità vi dico che in quanto non l'avete fatto a uno di questi minimi, non l'avete fatto neppure a me». 46. Questi se ne andranno a punizione eterna; ma i giusti a vita eterna". ● - Bibbia, Matteo 25:35-46 (leggetela ogni tanto, che a momenti so più cristiana io di voi!) #migrant#straniero#Christ#Bibbia#ilverocristianesimo#religion vs. #faith
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🦋✊🏾❤ #NoHumanBeingIsIlegal Repost @calendow: 'Growing up we were always talking about papers. Some of us had papers and some didn't. Life was harder when you didn't have papers. You had to be careful when you didn't have papers. Some of us had secret names and birthdates. In the same breath, my mom would talk about how so-and-so's husband was deported and the frijoles on the stove. I thought it was part of being Mexican. One summer my best friend started crying in of front me because she kept having nightmares about her dad being deported. 'It's not going to happen,' I said, but my words felt small and inconsequential.' - words & art by @nerdybrownkid 🌻 #migrant#immigration#resilience#resistance#MigrationIsBeautiful#NoOneIsIllegal#RiseUpAsOne
(The Grand Exodus 6/15) At present there is no official record or count to the number of construction deaths per year. Insurance and criminal negligence charges make it so that most contractors prefer to avoid registering workers deaths, but instead paying a small compensation to families. The payments are often far too small, especially considering the death of the only male in a household can mean a very desperate future for the rest of the family. NDTV attempted to do an investigation in the exact number of deaths at construction sites, their findings remain inadequate, but they estimate the figure to be in the thousands. . . .
From our upcoming "Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration"
Santa Clara University, Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Gallery
January 8, 2018 to April 7, 2018
Road to Aztlan
Sed: The Trail of Thirst, produced in collaboration with Orlando Lara, exhibited at Talento Bilingüe de Houston for FotoFest 2004, and funded by University of Houston Small Grants Program, engages the tropes of the Southwestern landscape. However, rather than focusing on human interaction with landmarks and locales, this project wields its expressive power by focusing on the absence of the human figure in the landscape.
This installation depicts the perilous migration route across the Arizona Sonora desert and the omnipresent thirst for water experienced by migrants during their clandestine border crossings. The installation includes panoramic photographs documenting the desert landscape, digital photographic prints, found objects, and a video of the trail that crosses the Sonora Desert from northern Mexico into Arizona and the Tohono O’odham Nation. Displayed on shelves in front of the photographs is a collection of objects left behind on the journey, including the mismatched shoes of adults and children and religious votive items – touchstones for spiritual sustenance and safeguards for a safe journey.
This cultural landscape represents “a contemporary middle passage,” where between 1996 and 2004, more than 3,000 migrants perished along the border. Sed: The Trail of Thirst honors the courage of the migrant experience and those who have sought to provide the migrants with aid by establishing the controversial mini-oases scattered throughout the region. Both W. Jackson Rushing in Art Papers, July/August 2004 and Patricia C. Johnson in “Gallery Notes,” in the Houston Chronicle, April 1, 2004, reviewed this installation.
MOAS has always worked where we are needed the most, making sure that we are there to help the world’s most vulnerable #migrant and #refugee communities.
Today, the MOAS team is working tirelessly to provide humanitarian aid and medical assistance to both #Rohingya#refugees and their #Bangladeshi hosts in the village of #Shamlapur , where thousands of refugees have sought shelter.
Together, we can deliver the care these communities need. Support our mission here: moas.eu/donate
Currently at @cambridgeuniversity reflecting on “leadership” ... who gets to call themselves leaders? How is it define ? What traits are needed ? Thinking about organizers, artists, cultural workers of color back in the United States who exemplify many of the qualities, traits, and skills that are being spoken of here. Wondering of collective framework around leadership and how to model it for generations to come... so much to process. #futureleadersconnect#migrant#migration#femmesofcolorvisibility#qtpoc#qpoc#femmesofcolorvisibility#artist#art
“These families sacrifice so much to succeed...we feel that the governor and the state of California has a responsibility to come up with a solution that can help these children with their education.” Learn more about the 50-mile Rule that is negatively affecting migrant children in California. https://buff.ly/2yCppIZ *link on Facebook*⠀