• Liberians hope for reprieve
    Liberians want either President Bush or President-elect Obama to extend their temporary residency in the U.S. That would allow about 1,000 Liberians in Minnesota to remain in the U.S. legally.January 12, 2009
  • Somali leaders concerned for families of missing
    As thousands of Twin Cities Somalis gathered Monday to celebrate an important holiday on the Muslim calendar, their leaders expressed sympathy for the families of several young men who are missing and may have gone to Somalia to fight.December 8, 2008
  • 'Latinos in America: Reinventing the American Dream'
    Hector Tobar, the son of Guatemalan immigrants, author of "Translation Nation" and Los Angeles Times Mexico City bureau chief, spoke recently during a Westminster Town Hall Forum.Midday, November 7, 2008
  • Slaughterhouse manager arrested for hiring undocumented workers
    A former manager of an Iowa slaughterhouse raided by federal immigration agents in May has been arrested on charges of hiring undocumented workers.October 30, 2008
  • Immigration officials raid southern Minnesota towns
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement took 19 people into custody during an enforcement action in south central Minnesota.October 24, 2008
  • Revamped citizenship test focuses more on concepts
    Starting today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin implementing a redesigned naturalization test that strives to be more meaningful.October 1, 2008
  • Pueblo, USA
    The wave of immigrants from south of the border has forever changed America. Big, coastal cities have absorbed immigrants for decades. But today, immigrants are changing the culture and the economics of cities and small towns nationwide. In the South, a small town adjusts to its deepest cultural change since the Civil Rights movement. And in a Midwestern city, a neighborhood is reborn when immigrants move in -- but the rebirth comes at a price. Pueblo, USA shows how the immigrants are both a boon and a burden to their new communities.Midday, September 25, 2008
  • Macy's case highlights confusion over English-only rules
    Some Somali workers are demanding a public apology from the Macy's corporation after they say they were threatened with dismissal for speaking their native language at work.September 23, 2008
  • Film festival organizers hope to make an 'Impact' during RNC
    Some folks are coming to the RNC to get delegates to watch movies. For the four days of the Convention the non-partisan Impact Film Festival will hold free screenings of new movies about healthcare, water protection, disaster recovery and other social challenges.August 29, 2008
  • If Stone Could Speak
    If you have ever wondered at the magnificent stonework at the St Paul Cathedral, local documentary filmmaker Randy Croce has a story for you.August 29, 2008
  • St. Paul funeral home enlists help from Hmong shaman
    A Hmong shaman held a ceremony yesterday at what used to be a Hmong funeral home to prepare the site for redevelopment. The facility was the first in St. Paul to specialize in traditional Hmong funerals, which typically last for days and involve plenty of food and music.July 31, 2008
  • Hmong culture camp in high demand
    Demand is up sharply this year for a place at the Hmong Culture and Language summer camp at Concordia University. Camp directors say immigration to the metro area is fueling the increase.July 28, 2008
  • Judge rules school did not discriminate
    A federal judge in St. Paul has ruled against 13 immigrant students who claimed a Minneapolis alternative school discriminated against them by badly educating them.July 18, 2008
  • A Bangladeshi story that resonates around the world
    A new film adaptation of Monica Ali's best-selling novel, "Brick Lane," opens in the Twin Cities this weekend. It's the story of two Bangladeshi sisters separated by an arranged marriage.July 9, 2008
  • Who is an American?
    In his book "The Thirteen American Arguments," Howard Fineman writes that only a nation of immigrants can argue so earnestly and endlessly about who can become one of its own. Midmorning examines the nature of citizenship, national identity, and what it means to be an American.Midmorning, June 27, 2008

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