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Monthly Archives: August 2017
The anti-sanctuary policies of the current administration ran into trouble in Texas, Philadelphia, and Denver this week. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Texas’s SB4, the city of Philadelphia sued Trump and Sessions, and the Denver city council … Continue reading
A Pew Research study finds that 19 percent of babies born in Minnesota over the past 25 years were born to immigrant mothers. Stories of Minnesotans from Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Somalia highlight the diversity of Minnesota immigrants.
Any good news is worth highlighting – today’s good news comes from Illinois: Rauner signs immigration, automatic voter registration bills into law (Chicago Tribune, 8/28/17) Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed new legislation protecting immigrants. “Known as the Trust Act, … Continue reading
August was once a slow month for news, and weekends were even slower. No more: this weekend’s immigration related headline’s include ICE’s bizarre responses to Hurricane Harvey, the growing drumbeat of stories predicting Trump action on DACA, and Trump’s pardon … Continue reading
A young mother of two, with DACA status, is arrested, threatened with deportation, shuffled from one jail to another over a week’s time so that her family and lawyers have difficulty finding her. Finally, she is released. A student … Continue reading
Trump has inveighed against MS-13, invoking fear of gang members flooding into the United States. The opposite is true: victims of MS-13, frantically trying to escape recruitment and rape and murder, have fled their homes in Honduras and El … Continue reading
During the campaign Trump promised to deport Dreamers – as president, he promised “some absolutely incredible kids” that they could “rest easy.” Now he’s found a way to break both promises. With two weeks to go until Congress reconvenes, McClatchy … Continue reading
As schools reconvene across the country, what can they do for undocumented students? Sanctuary schools have some ideas, and the Los Angeles district has published a 10-point safety guide. In Minnesota news, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek made the New … Continue reading
One of the sweetest immigration stories comes from St. Paul, where Wonders Ice Cream and Sota Hot and Cold offer an Asian specialty: rolled ice cream. Read about it in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. Or just head over to … Continue reading
Debunking administration misstatements, Minnesota news and other immigration articles – August 18, 2017
Today’s stories include an Atlanta Journal-Constitution fact check of Attorney General Sessions’ false charges about ‘criminal aliens’ and an official DHS report saying that the administration’s demand for hiring 15,000 new immigration agents is not a good idea. Minnesota news … Continue reading