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North Dakota and Canada want refugees. North Dakota’s Republican Governor Doug Burgum wants refugees. He says local governments will have to be willing, but that doesn’t sound like an obstacle. “Advocates for refugees said they didn’t believe any of the … Continue reading
The Remain in Mexico policy forcing asylum seekers back to Mexico in between court hearings was bad. Deporting Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala is much worse—and the flights have begun. “We are being asked to violate human rights,” … Continue reading
Asylum Officer Doug Stephens stood up. “After careful consideration and moral contemplation,” he refused to participate in the “Migrant Protection Protocol” program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” This program sends asylum-seekers to live in danger and homelessness in Mexico … Continue reading
Just a quick round-up of the good, the bad, and the ugly in Minnesota immigration news during the first part of November. And there is a lot of good news, beginning with election results from November 5.
On November 12, the Supreme Court considers whether the Trump administration violated legal procedure in its attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: DACA. The September 5, 2017 order cancelling DACA has been challenged in federal courts across the … Continue reading
The latest brick in the invisible wall that the Trump administration is building to keep out legal immigrants: enormous fee increases for all kinds of immigration applications, coupled with abolition of fee waivers for those who cannot afford them. The … Continue reading
Report after report—and court case after court case—show the U.S. government’s inhumane treatment of asylum seekers from around the world. That includes detention without bond, denial of medical care, and abuse by guards, especially in private prisons. Read Alejandra Barrera … Continue reading