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Immigration News from October 14-15, 2021

Leading tonight’s immigration news: Minnesota stories about a young immigrant politician, a pardon impasse, and news from the northern border. After these stories, three more about major U.S. immigration policies, all holdovers from the Trump era.  The Biden administration says it … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 13, 2021

Immigration law, policy, and administration are incredibly complex. That complicates both change to policy from administration to administration and control of the agencies and agents actually implementing law and policy.  Biden policies swing back and forth, with efforts to help … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 12, 2021

Pundits and politicos are debating David Shor’s prescription for Democratic electoral victory, which includes not talking about race and immigration issues. That’s a dangerously wrong-headed strategy (not to mention immoral and a betrayal of Democratic principles), as Sergio Gonzales, Executive … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 11, 2021

No–we are not all immigrants. And this year, for the first time ever, a U.S. president officially recognized today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  (MPR) “President Joe Biden issued a proclamation on Friday to observe this Oct. 11 as a day to honor … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 9-10, 2021

For the weekend, let’s start with some good news stories: immigrants winning Nobel Prizes, St. Cloud Schools offering Somali language classes, and Minnesotans helping Afghan refugees. (KSTP) “‘I would say we’ve filled a 12-by-12 room up to 18-high,” Groen said. … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 8, 2021

Refugee resettlement agencies, which get funding from government contracts, were gutted during the Trump years. Now they are rushing to rebuild and respond immediately to the pressing needs of more than 50,000 Afghan evacuees.  (NPR) “Most days, newly arrived Afghans … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 7, 2021

Laws should both be fair and seem fair. U.S. immigration laws are neither. The stories of Afghans admitted under humanitarian parole, of Haitians arbitrarily admitted or expelled, and of the “documented Dreamers” forced out of the only country they know … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 6, 2021

After three weeks of multiple daily flights that expelled more than 7,000 Haitians, including many families with children, the number of flights is down to one a day. For now. (Washington Post) “President Biden’s handling of Haitians at the border … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 5, 2021

Ali Noorani (National Immigration Forum) sums it up: “As long as we continue to outsource our immigration system to the  drug cartels, they will make a ton of money and, if need be, kill people.” And Cato Institute’s David Bier … Continue reading

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Immigration News from October 4, 2021

Yesterday’s post, delayed until this morning, so let’s start with a fun story: Wing Young Huie, Minnesota Book Award winner and McKnight Distinguished Artist, tells the story of his immigrant father and his business in Duluth. (MinnPost) “’It was comfortable, … Continue reading

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