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ICE Raids Doomsday: Here’s How One Immigrant Prepares

Undocumented people in northern California are bracing for massive ICE raids. AJ+’s Dena Takruri speaks with an undocumented Honduran mother who’s preparing her family for the worst.

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California Cannabis: War On Drugs Reparations | Direct From With Dena Takruri – AJ+

For decades, the war on drugs has unfairly locked up a disproportionate number of black people in California. Now that recreational weed is legal, the city of Oakland has mandated that half of all marijuana business permits go to people who are low income and have a cannabis conviction. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits Nug, a weed business training such folks to become potrepreuners.

Inside Catalonia’s Battle Over Independence From Spain

The battle in Catalonia over independence from Spain reached a turning point Oct. 1, after an independence referendum was met with a brutal crackdown by Spanish national police. Since then, Spain has been witnessing the worst constitutional crisis in its recent history. AJ+’s Dena Takruri went to Catalonia to find out what’s driving thousands of Catalans into the streets to either fight for secession from Spain, or demand unity.

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.