Welcome to Immigration NewsThis site will have frequent short updates, lots of links, and some longer analysis. If you like it, please subscribe. You can view my other blogs at maryturck.com
- Militias, Marijuana, and Migrant Stories April 22, 2019
- Focus on Minnesota Immigrants April 19, 2019
- DHS Under Trump: Focus on Immigrants, Not Counterterrorism April 18, 2019
- Attorney General Barr on Asylum Seekers: No Bail, Just Jail April 17, 2019
- Listening to Yo Yo Ma April 16, 2019
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This weekend’s big immigration story was the gun-toting, right-wing militia that is going after migrants on the southern border. They claim to be “helping” the Border Patrol, but state officials, including New Mexico’s governor and attorney general, have denounced the … Continue reading
You’ve heard of Ilhan Omar, a first-generation Somali immigrant now representing Minneapolis in Congress, but do you know her story? MPR tells some of her personal history and the family traditions of civic involvement that still inform her life. “Omar … Continue reading
Firings at the Department of Homeland Security highlight a major shift away from the Homeland Security part of its mission. Cyberterrorism? Counterterrorism? Not priorities for an administration obsessed with immigration.
In the latest administration attack on asylum, Attorney General William Barr ordered an end to bail for asylum seekers who have not entered at ports of entry. His order reverses long-standing policy granting bail to asylum seekers, 96 percent of … Continue reading
“I’ve lived my life at the borders. Between cultures. Between disciplines. Between musics. Between generations,” world-renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma told CNN. “In culture, we build bridges, not walls. A country is not a hotel and it’s not full.” This … Continue reading
Just a few reminders on tax day: immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay billions of dollars in taxes each year. Payroll taxes from undocumented immigrants pay billions into Social Security and Medicare, keeping these funds solvent for longer, even though they … Continue reading
Nobody, including Trump, really knows what he means by a “tougher” immigration policy, but some of the week’s news gives clues about possible directions. First, there’s his plan to send detained migrants to sanctuary cities. Two other striking moves involve … Continue reading