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Monthly Archives: May 2021
On the last day of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, two stories feature Minnesota immigrants forced from their homes by the U.S. war in Vietnam: Bao Phi, author of books of poetry and children’s books including Hello, Mandarin … Continue reading
In a new plan set to begin in Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle, immigrant families who are picked up by agents after crossing the border will get speedier … Continue reading
The use of Title 42 to seal off the border and expel asylum seekers is killing people. Desperate migrants seek more remote areas to cross. Those areas are more dangerous, and farther from help. The Biden administration has continued this … Continue reading
Odemaris Mercado works as a janitor. Like millions of other essential workers, many of them immigrants, she has a job she can’t do from home. During the pandemic, she worked—and got COVID and came close to dying. Now, she says, … Continue reading
Tonight’s news begins with two inspiring stories: an immigrant ESL teacher in St. Paul and a DACA recipient who is a lawyer and activist at the border.
Three Trump-era policies need to be reversed immediately: the notorious Title 42 “public health” rule expelling border crossers without a hearing; a draconian increase in fees for appeals; and a denial of expedited citizenship to immigrant service members. On a … Continue reading
This weekend’s big immigration story: redesignation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is granted by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to people who are unable to return to their home countries because of … Continue reading
Wanted: more immigrants. (New York Times) “The world may be running low on Americans — most crucially, tomorrow’s working-age, childbearing, idea-generating, community-building young Americans. Late last month, the Census Bureau released the first results from its 2020 count, and the … Continue reading
With an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent, South Dakota desperately needs immigrant workers—in construction, agriculture, tourism, and a host of other unfilled jobs. (Argus Leader) “Kari Karst, CEO of BX Civil and Construction, said that her Dell Rapids-based company relies on … Continue reading
Asylum delayed amounts to asylum denied, with often-deadly consequences. Cristian San Martín Estrada was murdered in Mexico Monday night, a few days before he was scheduled to enter the United States. Afghanistan, a man who worked as an interpreter for U.S. forces … Continue reading