12/15/2009 in Announcements

German Marshall Fund Opportunity

The German Marshall Fund is accepting application from government and nonprofit leaders to spend two to six months in Europe researching innovative approaches to urban/regional challenges as part of its Comparative Domestic Policy program.

Applications are due March 15 and should focus on issues related to urban sustainability, education and workforce development, affordable housing/cost of living and combating social exclusion. Fellows will be based in Turin, Italy but must travel to two other cities or regions during the fellowship.

Additional information on the program and application requirements is available at http://gmfus.org/template/page.cfm?page_id=212.

Refugees & Immigrants

On June 29, 2018, more than 100 agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security, and US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), backed by helicopter air support, executed a criminal search warrant and raided the Fresh Mark packaging plant in Salem, Ohio. The raid lead to the arrest and detention of 146 individuals who were deemed to be illegal immigrants, primarily from Guatemala.