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Terror suspects and other immigration news – December 13, 2017

Any excuse for an attack on immigrants —  that’s the explanation for the latest Trump tweets blaming the immigration system for the Bangladeshi bomber in New York City. Because Trump is pushing for an end to both the diversity visa … Continue reading

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Refugees, Dreamers, and other immigration news – December 12, 2017

Minnesota saw a big drop in refugee arrivals in 2017, and will likely see even fewer in 2018, as the Trump administration attack on refugees continues. DACA and the Dream Act battle continue to dominate immigration news, as Congress continues … Continue reading

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Somalia deportations, MN immigration stories, and other immigration news – December 11, 2017

More than a hundred Somali immigrants were taken from around the country to a detention facility in Louisiana to be flown back to Somalia – despite the ongoing civil war and the October bombing in Mogadishu that took more than … Continue reading

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Travel ban, Dream Act and other immigration news – December 8, 2017

Hawaii v. Trump was argued in the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday. Here’s a transcription of the eloquent (and short) closing by plaintiff’s attorney Neal Katyal, and here’s the CNN video of the entire hearing. In Minnesota immigration news – the … Continue reading

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Challenging bigotry in Willmar and other immigration news – December 7, 2017

A Willmar city council member whose racist, anti-immigrant positions have drawn strong local criticism failed to show up at a council meeting where he was the topic of debate in a public forum. A few of his defenders made racist … Continue reading

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DHS reports on 2017 and DACA December continues – December 6, 2017

As you’d expect, the DHS press release with end-of-year figures for immigration enforcement touts more arrests, more deportations, more enforcement. But that’s not necessarily true – and definitely not the whole story. As reported by NPR , arrests at the … Continue reading

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DACA December, the zombie travel ban and other immigration news – December 5, 2017

“This month,” the Washington Post reports, “the dreamers face the biggest test yet of their political clout — a make-or-break moment in their long path to the precipice of becoming fully legalized residents. A loss would mean a devastating return … Continue reading

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