Monthly Archives: July 2019

Guatemala, Honduras, Minnesota

On Friday, Trump may or may not have signed a “safe third country” agreement with Guatemala. No one is quite sure, since the text of whatever was signed has not been released. Guatemala is anything but safe and also lacks … Continue reading

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Courts, Constitution, Laws, Immigrants

A federal district court in California ordered a temporary halt to a new regulation that would bar asylum-seekers at the southern border. The order came late Wednesday in a case filed in the northern district of California after the regulation … Continue reading

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Stand Up, Fight Back: Some Inspiring Examples

Last week seemed even worse than usual, beginning with Sunday’s (July 14) “Go back where you came from” tweets, moving on to Monday’s regulation basically ending asylum and then Thursday’s news that Trump wants to set the refugee ceiling for … Continue reading

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Slamming the Door on Refugees

No more refugees. None at all. That’s what the Trump administration now proposes. Trump doesn’t know or care anything about refugees, as he showed in this week’s Oval Office meeting with Nadia Murad and others who suffered religious persecution in … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Minnesota Immigrants

“Go back where you came from!”  The racist taunt, now made part of a national debate by Trump’s attack on four Congresswomen sounds painfully familiar to immigrants, people of color, and Native Americans in Minnesota. Trump targeted people who were … Continue reading

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Latest Move to End Asylum: Illegal and Inhumane

In a sudden move to end asylum, the Trump administration ordered that no one who comes through a third country can apply for U,S,. asylum unless they have already gone through the entire process of applying for asylum in that … Continue reading

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War of Words Inflicts Real Wounds

After weeks of Trumped-up threats of massive raids, arrests, and deportations, Sunday morning saw more fizzle and fright. Real people suffer when they feel afraid to go to church, afraid to let their children go to school, afraid to go … Continue reading

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