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Monthly Archives: October 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
With a presidential pledge to “take it five steps further” on immigration enforcement, the ICE acting director’s promise to quintuple workplace raids, and an email to Army recruiters directly contradicting DoD policy and federal law on enlistment by permanent residents, … Continue reading
Trump’s travel ban 3.0 was stopped in its tracks today by Federal District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii. Watson ruled on one of several cases brought against the travel ban since it was issued. The ban was scheduled to go … Continue reading
I tried hard to find some good news to start the week. The best I could find was fictional: television sitcoms focusing on immigration. There’s also a halfhearted Defense Department statement on immigrant soldiers that might be good news, though … Continue reading