Author Archives: Mary Turck

About Mary Turck

News Day, written by Mary Turck, analyzes, summarizes, links to, and comments on reports from news media around the world, with particular attention to immigration, education, and journalism. Fragments, also written by Mary Turck, has fiction, poetry and some creative non-fiction. Mary Turck edited TC Daily Planet, www.tcdailyplanet.net, from 2007-2014, and edited the award-winning Connection to the Americas and AMERICAS.ORG, in its pre-2008 version. She is also a recovering attorney and the author of many books for young people (and a few for adults), mostly focusing on historical and social issues.

Back to school, Minnesota immigration stories, and other immigration news – August 22, 2017

As schools reconvene across the country, what can they do for undocumented students? Sanctuary schools have some ideas, and the Los Angeles district has published a 10-point safety guide. In Minnesota news, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek made the New … Continue reading

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Asian ice cream and other immigration articles – August 21, 2017

One of the sweetest immigration stories comes from St. Paul, where Wonders Ice Cream and Sota Hot and Cold offer an Asian specialty: rolled ice cream. Read about it in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. Or just head over to … Continue reading

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Debunking administration misstatements, Minnesota news and other immigration articles – August 18, 2017

Today’s stories include an Atlanta Journal-Constitution fact check of Attorney General Sessions’ false charges about ‘criminal aliens’ and an official DHS report saying that the administration’s demand for hiring 15,000 new immigration agents is not a good idea. Minnesota news … Continue reading

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One more way immigrant workers get hurt and other immigration news – August 17, 2017

  An investigation by Pro Publica and NPR found that workers compensation insurance companies often not only deny medical care and wages to undocumented workers injured on the job but also compile dossiers and turn them over to immigration agents … Continue reading

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Protecting the Dreamers and other immigration news – August 16, 2017

DACA leads today’s immigration news, from a press conference in St. Paul to the arrest of Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Maryland gubernatorial candidate (and former NAACP head) Ben Jealous in Washington. Almost 800,000 young Dreamers – people brought to this … Continue reading

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DACA at five and other immigration news – August 15, 2017

  Today marks the fifth anniversary of the opening date for DACA applications. DACA is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program established by President Obama in 2012 to give protection from deportation and work authorization to young people who … Continue reading

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Minnesota immigrant success stories and other immigration news – August 14, 2017

  How about starting the week with some good news from Minnesota?

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