Monthly Archives: November 2018

Immigrant Stories: Roxsana, Samuel, Maria, Javier, Wilder, and more

Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez left Honduras seeking refuge in the United States because of persecution because she is transgender. U.S. immigration officials put her in detention, where she was severely beaten. She also developed severe vomiting and diarrhea, but did not … Continue reading

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Minnesota Immigration News, From Babies to Bankers

Minnesota’s babies and children are increasingly diverse, which means a growth in the population of Dual Language Learners at early childhood, preschool, and elementary education levels. A new study from the Migration Policy Institute looks at the population of DLL … Continue reading

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‘Tenemos Que Esperar’

Two descriptions of the situation of asylum seekers south of the U.S. border stand out in today’s news. The first comes from the San Diego Union Tribune: “Members of the migrant caravan who have entered a version of immigration purgatory in … Continue reading

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Trumpty Dumpty, Border and Wall

On Sunday, a few hundred people from the Central American caravan marched to the border and were met by Mexican police and U.S. tear gas. Despite extensive, real-time coverage, the next day’s politics told wildly disparate stories. While Democrats saw … Continue reading

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Tear Gassing Children on the Border

Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Border Patrol tear gassed children. And mothers and fathers, young men and women, indiscriminately, directing the gas toward every migrant who approached the border crossing near San Diego. “Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem. … Continue reading

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Look to the Helpers: Stories of Hope

Mr. Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Today: stories of hope from … Continue reading

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Against the Law and Against the Rule of Law: Trump’s Immigration Policies

Once again, a federal judge has held that a Trump proclamation on immigration violates U.S. law. This time, the issue was Trump’s order that people arriving in the United States without going through a designated border checkpoint could not apply … Continue reading

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