Monthly Archives: September 2019

Hope and Help for Immigrants: You Can Act Now

If you feel hopeless in the face of today’s outrages, know that you can act and you can make a difference. Action takes many forms, from calling your political representatives to filing comments opposing new and awful regulations to financial … Continue reading

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The (Immigration) Week in Review

Biggest, baddest news: Trump has cut refugee admissions for 2020 to 18,000, the lowest ever. Thursday’s announcement is devastating news for  refugee families trying to reunite with loved ones still languishing in camps around the world, refugee agencies that will … Continue reading

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Welcoming Minnesota Immigrants

Last week was Welcoming Week, built around September 17—Citizenship Day. During the first weeks of September, thousands of Minnesotans became citizens, in St. Paul and across the state. Immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, contribute skills and talent and hard … Continue reading

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One More Friday Night Immigration Outrage

Seems like terrible immigration stories often break late on Friday, when they may be buried in the weekend news cycle. This week’s Friday night outrage: a not-quite-safe-third-country agreement signed with El Salvador, and an administration plan to force vulnerable asylum … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones and Words 

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me,” says the old children’s rhyme. That’s not true today, if it ever was. “In a post-El Paso America, the words we choose have real consequences in people’s … Continue reading

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Just the Basics on Immigration

Did you know that the vast majority of immigrants in the United States are here legally? That more than half of the immigrants living in the United States have already become U.S. citizens? Or that most unauthorized immigrants have lived … Continue reading

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Life and Death Medical Decisions: Immigrants and All of Us

Cancellation of deferred action for immigrants receiving treatment for serious medical conditions is only the latest manifestation of the Trump administration’s total lack of compassion and medical maltreatment of immigrants. They have also confiscated prescription meds carried by asylum seekers … Continue reading

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