I received no votes for holding or cancelling the December meeting.  Given the Holidays, there will be no December Task Force meeting on Dec 13th.  Our next meeting will be held on January 10, 2022.  Happy Holidays to all.

 Some quick NEWS:

>> CNN reports the story of hundreds of thousands of children across the country who, the day they turn 21, will no longer be protected by the work visa that allowed their parents to immigrate to the United States, meaning they could face deportation. SEE: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/documented-dreamers/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2021-11-27T131603
>> Words have meaning.   On Nov 30, in an opinion piece aired on MSNBC,  written by Julio Ricardo Varela, entitled, “Alien dehumanizes immigrants”, began “Earlier this year, U.S. media outlets — both on the right and the left— were guilty of equating a humanitarian migrant crisis to a military invasion or a natural disaster. The choices of imagery and language — think “surge,” “wave” “crisis” — did nothing to expand the dialogue as to why people migrate in the first place or why it has happened for so long. Instead, it highlighted how American journalism treats immigration like a sporting event, choosing a play-by-play approach instead of informing the public with actual context….  For the full article see:  https://www.msnbc.com/author/julio-ricardo-varela–ncpn297186
>> The International Institute of New England, in its latest news letter noted it is in the process of placing 238 Afghan Evacuees, 96 of whom are children.

For those of you who live in Needham, don’t forget to vote this Tuesday. 

That’s it for now

Stay safe,

Gerry Rovner