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Monthly Archives: December 2017
Worried about his two daughters’ health and education, a South Korean computer engineer paid $26,000, took a big pay cut, and went to work cutting up chickens on a freezing factory floor in North Carolina. He was one of the … Continue reading
Somalia remains a country wracked by violence, but many refugees from that violence are now being forced back home as Kenya threatens to close the Dadaab refugee camp. Other Somalis are being deported home from the United States, though there … Continue reading
Nimo is five years old. She has kidney cancer. She is a refugee, born in Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camp to parents who fled Somalia in 1992. Because her parents are from Somalia, she is barred from the United … Continue reading
A LIberian immigrant will be sworn in as mayor in Helena, Montana on January 2. He says immigration was not an issue in the campaign. In the small town of West Frankfort, Illinois, Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco was a familiar … Continue reading
The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court once again overturned the Trump travel ban. Congress still failed to pass any help for Dreamers.
On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis preached on the plight of today’s refugees and immigrants: “By decree of the Emperor, Mary and Joseph found themselves forced to set out. They had to leave their people, their home and their land, and … Continue reading
Kara Lynum is an immigration attorney in Minnesota. After reading about the latest Trump administration plan to punish refugee families by separating parents and children at the border, she wrote this string of Tweets on December 22. I’m republishing them … Continue reading
Congress refused to pass a Dream Act before 2018, as it passed a stop-gap spending bill today, funding government operations through January 19. The Senate vote was 66-32, with 16 Democrats joining all Republicans in voting for the Continuing Resolution. … Continue reading
As Congress rushes toward a Christmas recess, Republicans refuse to include protection for Dreamers in the stop-gap spending bill that can keep the government running past December 22. They need Democratic votes to pass the bill. Previously, Democrats promised to … Continue reading
The clock runs out for 122 Dreamers every day. Call Congress – we need a clean DREAM Act before they leave for Christmas. Today’s first three stories highlight another group of immigrants – highly skilled workers. This administration’s policies hurt … Continue reading