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Monthly Archives: January 2022
The New Year of the Tiger begins on February 1—Happy New Year to those who celebrate! The Think Immigration blog has a timely message for this lunar new year: “As described by astrologers over the centuries, those born in the Year of … Continue reading
Following up on two recent, tragic news reports: the deaths of a family of four on the Minnesota-Canada border and the deaths of more than 30 migrants when a boat trying to get to Florida capsized. Both are tragedies involving … Continue reading
Sometimes I read news on Twitter that I find completely reliable. Usually, that means the post comes from a trusted source that I have followed for years. Sometimes that is a journalist who is posting on Twitter something that they … Continue reading
The U.S. Refugee Assistance Program, gutted by the Trump administration, is hopelessly backlogged. Humanitarian parole was supposed to provide faster relief for Afghans–but that system is not working either.
The governors of Florida and Texas seem to be competing to see who can show the most hostility toward immigrants, as they jockey for position in the 2024 Republican presidential race. In his latest move, Florida’s governor tries again to … Continue reading
Both northern and southern borders are in the news today. On the southern border, migrants are now being expelled to the most dangerous border area in Mexico. And the deaths of four Indian immigrants on the Minnesota-Canada border continues to … Continue reading
More than 700 Afghan evacuees have arrived in Minnesota for resettlement here. Want to help? Sahan Journal has a list of ways you can get involved, from donating money to finding homes to material aid to sponsoring a family.
Four migrants from India, including a baby, died trying to cross from Canada to the United States this week. Add those deaths to the uncounted numbers of immigrants and asylum seekers suffering and dying on the southern border. Despite the … Continue reading
Tonight’s big story is the Senate Republicans blocking the voting rights bill. They won’t even allow full debate on the bill, much less a vote. Today, Roll Call reported that immigration advocate are united in a strategy of “disregarding” the … Continue reading