Lifting Spirits Amid Hurricane Harvey

These volunteers are putting a smile on the faces of the kids affected by Hurricane Harvey who are taking shelter in Houston’s GRB Convention Center.

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Germany’s Complicated Relationship With Refugees, Pt. 2 | Direct From With Dena Takruri – AJ+

Germany welcomed Syrian refugees with open arms and two years later is still helping them integrate, pouring billions into aid. But Afghans and Iraqis are experiencing a different reality: The government wants them out. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits Afghans at risk for deportation, speaks with the anti-immigrant AfD party and reunites with a Syrian refugee she met in 2015.

Syrian Refugees Are Still Trapped in Greece, Pt. 1 | Direct From With Dena Takruri Season 2 – AJ+

Europe’s borders have closed and a deal struck between the EU and Turkey in March 2016 has slowed the flow of refugees crossing the sea. Now, Greece is backlogged with 62,000 asylum applicants. AJ+’s Dena Takruri witnesses the limbo of Syrian asylum seekers in a Lesbos refugee camp and the efforts of Greeks still compelled to help those risking the dangerous journey.

Driving While Black

We’ve all watched the horrifying footage of black men being killed by police while on the road. And black women violently arrested for minor driving infractions. We’ve seen the public reaction to police killings. But for black Americans, the story doesn’t end once the news cameras are gone. AJ+’s Dena Takruri set out to hear firsthand what it feels like to drive while black in America today.

Locked Up: The Long Wait In Immigration Detention

President Trump has issued executive orders to aggressively find and remove undocumented immigrants. But immigration courts have a backlog of over half a million cases, which means some immigrants have been waiting years for their fate. AJ+’s Dena Takruri joined a woman on a prison visit to see her husband, who has been locked up for two years.

Undocumented And Living In Fear Of ICE

President Trump has issued executive orders to aggressively find and remove undocumented immigrants. Now even those merely suspected of a crime can be deported, along with those who’ve been following the law by checking in with immigration authorities. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visited an Arizona community living in fear of ICE arrests.