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.

Legal protection, from Minneapolis to Supreme Court and other immigration articles – June 26, 2017

Today’s news starts with a series of legal decisions and actions — and there will be more tomorrow, as the Supreme Court issues its final decisions of the term later today. First, a Michigan federal court ordered a temporary halt … Continue reading

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H-2B visas creating U.S. jobs, and other immigration news – June 23, 2017

Bloomberg’s story of “the lauded farm-to-table restaurant at the Pentagoet Inn in Castine, Maine” illustrates a paradoxical truth about temporary immigrant work visas: giving jobs to foreigners creates more jobs for U.S. citizens. The Inn depends on a small but … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching you, too, and other immigration articles – June 22, 2017

Biometrics, drones with facial recognition capacity, cell-site simulators: these weapons developed for the war on terror are being used in immigration enforcement. The Atlantic reports that Deportation Is Going High-Tech Under Trump (6/21/17). Obama began using some of these tools and tactics, … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day, protecting children, and other immigration news – June 21, 2017

June 20 was World Refugee Day, in a year when the worldwide number of refugees and forcibly displaced people reached a record 65 million. More than half of the refugees are children, and on June 21 the U.S. House Judiciary … Continue reading

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Lessons from a refugee father and other immigration news – June 20, 2017

Refugee stories are not just fascinating and exciting stories – though they are both. They are life lessons and stories of family and of contribution to the economic and spiritual wealth of this country.  Kao Kalia Yang was born in … Continue reading

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What Department of Homeland Security said about DACA and other immigration news – June 19, 2017

On June 15, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum that withdraws all support for DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and Legal Residents) and the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) expansion ordered by President Barack … Continue reading

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DACA at five and other immigration news – June 16, 2017

“I am undocumented. I am a DACA beneficiary. And no matter what Donald Trump says, I am #HereToStay” –@Grei_sa @UNITEDWEDREAM pic.twitter.com/729JLSC9fF — Lorella Praeli (@lorellapraeli) June 15, 2017 DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – turned five years old … Continue reading

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