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There’s a carpool from Lebanon on Tuesday to stand with immigrants in Manchester at their ICE check-ins

From the United Valley Interfaith Project, via the listserve:

Please join United Valley Interfaith Project as we stand in solidarity with immigrants who have “check-in” appointments with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).


We will gather in front of the Norris Cotton Federal Building at 275 Chestnut Street in Manchester at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 to support clients who have been ordered to report to ICE for a periodic check-in.

There will be a carpool from the CCBA parking lot in downtown Lebanon at 7 a.m. The carpool contact is Veronica Colby at veronica.colby@myfairpoint.net or 603-448-6343.


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When Trump was elected last November, Roy Mitchell planted some peanuts.


Mitchell is a citizen of Jamaica, but he’s one of hundreds of foreign-born workers who come to the Twin States every year to work for American businesses. For the last 15 years, Mitchell’s come to rely on his work at Edgewater Farm to support his household, including feeding his two children.


“It’s a great help to us,” he said. “It costs a lot of money to send the kids to school.”


Mitchell said Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric as a candidate had him concerned that, this year, he wouldn’t be able to make it back.


“It made me really worried,” he said. Because he wasn’t sure, he tried planting peanuts back home so that he’d have some source of income.

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