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 →
Three giants of neurology will be talking about the mystery in our head, but one guest’s story of how she ended up in a position to be the human who solved the cause of a horrific neurological disease is worth particular attention. It’s also a story that should frame the various debates over immigration. Read more →
‘Could kindness be bad for your health?’ the Valley News Live story asked the other night, noting the Centers for Disease Control report that tuberculosis rates are rising in the country for the first time in 20 years. Read more →
Maybe if workers at a hog processing plant were white, Mason City, Iowa would have embraced a plan that would have brought close to 2,000 jobs to the city, an official with the company proposing the plant is suggesting.
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When they arrived last night in Kansas City, a few people greeted them, but the family’s sponsors didn’t announce the time of their arrival so even if Kansas City wanted to put on a big display of open arms, Kansas City couldn’t. Read more →
A family came to the United States 18 years ago in search of a better life and they found it.
They’ve found something else here; something that goes unnoticed in today’s political atmosphere. They found open arms. Read more →
Hundreds are jamming the state Capitol today to protest two bills from the Wisconsin assembly: One, forbids any city from ordering its police departments not to question the immigration status of people. The other restricts local governments in issuing IDs to people who otherwise may have trouble getting one. Wisconsin is a voter ID state. Read more →
Nothing can make an American feel prouder of the country than to hear the stories of people who risked lives and left families for a better place. Ours. Read more →
Yussuf, 23, is trying to get to Minneapolis from Somalia. His route here isn’t what you might think.
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Delta Airlines isn’t too afraid to wade into a political issue despite the risk it will alienate many of its customers. Read more →
Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to consider immigration.
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The brewing crisis on America’s southern border should pretty much kill any chance of immigration reform in the future, the Washington Post reports today. Republican support for any plan that allows undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. has plunged since February. Nothing got done in Washington when there was actually support for getting something Read more →
Do you suppose this picture is going to sweep across meme-land today? President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other Texas officials on the brewing immigration calamity there in which hundreds of young people are crossing the border, overwhelming the state. No doubt, the picture isn’t about the issue — photographers weren’t allowed Read more →
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary battle against a Tea Party leader in Virginia yesterday. Proceed with caution. Read more →
The case of Mario Hernandez defies all logic. When he signed up to fight in Vietnam, and took his oath to uphold the Constitution, he thought he was becoming a citizen. He had a Social Security number that he got when he arrived in the United States as a child. He went on to a career as a prison guard. He voted.
He did everything a good U.S. citizen does. Then he tried to go on a cruise with his wife and when he tried to get a passport, he found out he’s not a citizen after all. Read more →