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Monthly Archives: July 2021
Every night, I try to figure out the best way to present the day’s immigration news. Often, including tonight, I highlight some of the more hopeful stories. I hope that gives you courage, as it does me, to plow on … Continue reading
Good news, bad news: begin with the good news story of Minnesota’s Olympic gold medal gymnast Sunisa Lee! And then on to the bad news: Texas Governor Greg Abbott launches yet another anti-immigrant executive order. Attacking immigrants is so much … Continue reading
Editorial board writer Bonnie Jean Feldkamp begins with the story of her mother-in-law, who crossed into Texas during the “Charro Days” festival in 1964. She was 13 then. In 2017, after years of struggle, she finally, and proudly, became a … Continue reading
The Congressional investigation of the January 6 insurrection began today, with dramatic testimony about the events we all watched unfold in real time, and then saw over and over in video after video. What does that have to do with … Continue reading
Beginning with good news: articles about Richfield Mayor Regan Gonzalez, SEAD’s Phanida Chaengdara Potter, ILCM’s Maylary Apolo, and Austin City Councilmember Oballa Oballa describe their contributions to making Minnesota stronger and more vibrant.
Today’s news leads with refugee stories. U.S. military members are trying to get their Afghan comrades to safety—the U.S. government needs to do more to help. (New York Times) “In a grainy video chat, Zak shared the latest from his … Continue reading
Today’s news: immigrants in rural Minnesota, news from the border, and the rest of the stories. Immigrants in Rural Minnesota In an editorial, the Swift County Monitor advocates a path to citizenship for Dreamers. “Dreamers are the children of illegal immigrants brought … Continue reading
Not much in the news today, so here is some information about Minnesota’s 472,000 immigrants, thanks to the Migration Policy Institute. Minnesota’s immigrants make up 8.4 percent of the state’s population. “Immigrant” means someone who was born in another country. … Continue reading
While there are only a few immigration stories today, the first two are good-new stories with Minnesota connections. First: Minnesota celebrated outstanding refugees named in 2020 and 2021. (Austin Herald) “Two Austin residents were among 22 individuals from across Minnesota … Continue reading