Monthly Archives: December 2017

From computer engineer to cutting up chickens and other immigration news – December 30, 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

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Somalia, Dadaab, Minnesota and other immigration news – December 29, 2017

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

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Barring a five-year-old with cancer and other immigration stories – December 28, 2017

  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

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Outside the big cities and other immigration news – December 27, 2017

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

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Travel ban decision, DACA, and other immigration news – December 26, 2017

The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court once again overturned the Trump travel ban. Congress still failed to pass any help for Dreamers.

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Refugees and Immigrants at Christmas — December 25, 2017

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

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Separating families: One attorney speaks out

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

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