refugees http://kplu.org en Advocates: Washington Must Ensure 'Basics Are Met' For Refugees And Immigrants http://kplu.org/post/advocates-washington-must-ensure-basics-are-met-refugees-and-immigrants <p>Advocates plan to rally in Olympia Tuesday in what’s become an annual push for immigrant and refugee rights.</p><p>More than a dozen groups plans to make some noise on the Capitol steps and meet with lawmakers on several key issues: restoring previously-cut funds to food aid and job training, and investing in better English-language learner services in public schools.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 13391 at http://kplu.org Advocates: Washington Must Ensure 'Basics Are Met' For Refugees And Immigrants Helping refugee women fight domestic violence http://kplu.org/post/helping-refugee-women-fight-domestic-violence <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-966900.mp3</p><p>Refugees face a lot of stress.&nbsp; They&rsquo;re usually escaping war or poverty.&nbsp; They land here unable to speak English and without a means of support.&nbsp; But for some women, there&rsquo;s the additional burden of domestic violence. Tue, 03 May 2011 18:33:31 +0000 Paula Wissel 1527 at http://kplu.org