Remittances Increase from USA, Progress on Disclosures, and Pushback from MTOs

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New Orleans  I badly want to say that there is finally progress in the United States on remittances, which are financial transfers from immigrant families, migrant workers, and others to their families and communities back in their home countries.  The Wall Street Journal reported that the volume of money being remitted has in fact gone …

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Western Union and Money Mart Lobby Up to Fight Remittance Justice

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New Orleans   Finally, the big-time money transfer organizations and the gazillions in predatory profits for moving money for migrant workers and immigrant families are at least hearing our footprints coming after them in the distance. Several months ago Ontario NDP Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh introduced a bill we had collaborated in writing under the …

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A Break in the Remittance Campaign Comes from the Somalian Hawala Crisis!

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New Orleans   ACORN International’s Remittance Justice Campaign has begun to pick up steam.  A private member’s bill to cap rates has now been introduced in Queen’s Park for the Ontario provincial government.  Similar efforts are being pushed in British Columbia and later this year legislators have committed to introducing measures in Honduras and perhaps …

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