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Slamming the Door on Refugees

No more refugees. None at all. That’s what the Trump administration now proposes. Trump doesn’t know or care anything about refugees, as he showed in this week’s Oval Office meeting with Nadia Murad and others who suffered religious persecution in … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Minnesota Immigrants

“Go back where you came from!”¬† The racist taunt, now made part of a national debate by Trump’s attack on four Congresswomen sounds painfully familiar to immigrants, people of color, and Native Americans in Minnesota. Trump targeted people who were … Continue reading

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Latest Move to End Asylum: Illegal and Inhumane

In a sudden move to end asylum, the Trump administration ordered that no one who comes through a third country can apply for U,S,. asylum unless they have already gone through the entire process of applying for asylum in that … Continue reading

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War of Words Inflicts Real Wounds

After weeks of Trumped-up threats of massive raids, arrests, and deportations, Sunday morning saw more fizzle and fright. Real people suffer when they feel afraid to go to church, afraid to let their children go to school, afraid to go … Continue reading

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Camp Conditions Confirmed by Administration Officials

Photo from Department of Homeland Security report Some of the most damning evidence of inhumane conditions in immigration detention comes from official government sources, specifically from reports of the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General (OIG). The Inspector General’s most … Continue reading

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Helping Refugees Is Not Rocket Science: Lessons from Maine and Uganda

As everyone from lawyers to doctors to Congress members to the Department of Homeland Security’s own Inspector General report on appalling conditions in detention camps on the border, two stories show that there are better ways to handle massive influxes … Continue reading

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Remain-in-Mexico: Not Safe¬† for Asylum Seekers

Roberto Escalona Moreno, a Cuban asylum seeker, remains stranded in Mexico by the Trump administration’s Remain-In-Mexico policy, which allows asylum seekers to cross the border only for immigration court hearings and then escorts them back. Moreno says he has witnessed … Continue reading

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