Monthly Archives: October 2017

Immigration in Minnesota and other immigration articles – October 30, 2017

News stories from across the state make it clear that immigrants are welcomed and valued across the state, despite the loud opposition of a small segment of anti-immigrant voices. NOTE: 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez is still held by immigration authorities. … Continue reading

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“Unparalleled cruelty” and other immigration news – October 27, 2017

Only one possible headline today – the awful plight of 10-year-old Rosamaria Hernandez. She came to this country when she was three months old. She has cerebral palsy. And while she was being rushed to a hospital for emergency gall … Continue reading

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Deportation machine and other immigration news – October 26, 2017

From a central Minnesota farm worker to a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy in Texas, the U.S. deportation machine keeps on grinding up families and lives.  

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Refugees welcome in St. Cloud but not in DC and other immigration articles – October 24, 2017

Trump’s total refugee ban ended today, but the new screening procedures, combined with a 45,000 cap on admissions for this year, pose serious barriers to refugee admissions. The 45,000 cap is the lowest ever, and less than half of last … Continue reading

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Ending TPS would put hundreds of thousands at risk of deportation and other immigration news – October 23, 2017

Temporary Protected Status or TPS is granted to some migrants from specific countries because their countries have been hit by natural disasters or civil wars. The Trump administration drastically limited the time period for extension for Haitians last May. Now … Continue reading

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Locking up more immigrants and other immigration news – October 20, 2017

Under the Trump-Sessions regime, immigration policy has three prongs: keep them out, lock them up, throw them out. The latest in the lock-them-up policy area is a memo directing a search for more jail cells, especially in private prisons, and … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news in St. Cloud, and other immigration articles – October 19, 2017

The bad news from St. Cloud is that city council member Jeff Johnson wants to stop refugee resettlement. The good news is that his anti-refugee resolution drew quick and strong condemnation from civic and community leaders, including his fellow city … Continue reading

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