After daughter’s killing, an Iowa mother holds on to her humanity
We haven’t heard much about Mollie Tibbetts since she provided a weapon for some people in the immigration debate this year by being murdered and left in an Iowa cornfield.
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St. Paul immigration attorney Kara Lynum headed for the border this week to document what’s happening when people approach the Customs and Border Patrol to request asylum.
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We know a little more today about what’s going to happen to Victorina Morales, the undocumented worker in one of President Trump’s resorts, who came forward in yesterday’s New York Times to suggest the resort knows she’s undocumented while the president speaks ill of such people. Read more →
Victorina Morales isn’t just any member of a housekeeping staff at a hotel. Victoria Morales is a member of a housekeeping at a Donald Trump hotel. Read more →
Man who spent the year living in an airport finds a home in Canada
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A man from another country flies to an airport, but then is stranded there because the country won’t let him in and he can’t get back. So he lives in the airport — for seven months — until he finally catches a break. Read more →
With refugees in shorter supply, Twin Cities charity eyes Canada
‘Don’t Cry, I’m Here’ welcomes refugees to the area by giving the children culturally sensitive dolls, ‘Buddy Bears’, and/or teen gift bags upon their arrival. But fewer are arriving now so the group is expanding to a more welcoming nation. Read more →
We know a little something about the process of finding and booking guests for shows on TV and radio but we still can’t figure out how, assuming a minimal level of competence, Fox News ended up booking a Massachusetts opponent of separating immigrant children from their parents when it thought it was lining up an Arizona supporter of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement policies.
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United Airlines and American Airlines are standing up against the Trump administration’s policy to take children away from parents who cross the border. You’re up, Delta. CNBC says the two airlines have asked the government not to fly the kids to detention centers on their airline. Read more →
Mary and Carlos Mejia, who were married in 2011. Carlos is an undocumented resident who came to the United States in 2017. Mary is a native who speaks no Spanish. Her family and friends are here. And she’s moving with her family to Mexico to escape the uncertainty of the U.S. crackdown on immigration. Read more →
As times harden, a daughter of immigrants searches for ‘the Landlady’
When Shaeen Pasha’s mother sat outside a Brooklyn brownstone — jobless, penniless, and about to be homeless — the neighborhood mostly ignored her. And then a white woman — “the Landlady” — said she had a room and would provide shelter.
She’s thought about her a lot lately. Read more →
After broadcast, listeners pay renewal fee for DACA recipients
Between the Minnesota Vikings victory on Sunday, and the possibility of an end to the program that allowed people brought to the U.S. illegally as children to stay, Minnesotans are in a giving mood. Read more →
When push comes to shove, Dems unlikely to stand up for the likes of Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia didn’t get a say when his family brought him to the United States illegally. He was only 10. Although that’s too old to qualify under the so-called DACA program, he’s the new face of the deportation program that is rounding up people and sending them to a country they don’t know. Read more →
Wisconsin Public Radio reported that farmers in western Wisconsin have been visited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and warned they’ll be back, suggesting the possibility of sweeping raids that farmers say could weaken the local economy.
Dairy workers around Durand, Wis., decided to leave after rumors swept the community that ICE was in town.
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Souen ‘Posy’ Chheng was put on a flight to Cambodia yesterday, the West Central Tribune reports. He’s never been to Cambodia. He has no family there. He was born in a refugee camp in Thailand after his family fled the killing fields of Cambodia.
He leaves behind the son who was born five days ago, his wife, his mother, two sisters, and a brother living in the Twin Cities.
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The story of Habibo Haji in today’s Winona Daily News carries with it an ongoing question: Why do some people survive the worst of childhoods and end up thriving, and others with more do not? Read more →