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Immigration

  • Students march for Minnesota Dream Act
    Hundreds of teenagers marched to the state Capitol Tuesday morning to show support for what's known as the Minnesota Dream Act. Despite the show of enthusiasm, the legislation has little chance of passing this year.March 4, 2008
  • Why does this man live in Minnesota?
    One family in Minnesota can trace its roots to a man who came to the state from Philadelphia in the 19th century, because he was told that the climate could cure tuberculosis.March 4, 2008
  • Federal charges filed against van driver in Cottonwood bus crash
    Olga Marino Franco del Cid is charged with identity theft and false representation of a Social Security number.February 29, 2008
  • Fatal bus crash spurs immigration debate
    The bus crash that killed four students last week near Cottonwood has sharpened the debate over illegal immigration in some Minnesota communities.February 26, 2008
  • Author Manil Suri uses fiction to explore India
    Indian-born author Manil Suri burst onto the literary scene in early 2001 with his novel, "The Death of Vishnu." Now he's completed his second work, "The Age of Shiva."February 21, 2008
  • Walz calls for tighter border security
    Minn. Rep. Tim Walz returned Saturday from a fact-finding trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. He visited the border near El Paso, Texas, to inspect some of the technology and security measures used by the Department of Homeland Security.January 26, 2008
  • Judge asked to review Swift raid arrests
    Immigration attorneys have asked an immigration judge to throw out evidence in the case against one of the people caught up in the raid on the Swift meatpacking plant in Worthington, Minn.January 12, 2008
  • Longer wait as more Minn. immigrants apply for citizenship
    The number of immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship rose to a record 14,000 last year in Minnesota, increasing wait times as foreign-born residents sought to get ahead of a fee hike and become eligible to vote.January 10, 2008
  • Governor proposes to combat illegal immigration
    Governor Pawlenty anounces executive actions and new laws to stop illegal immigration.Midday, January 8, 2008
  • After 30 years, an interview with mom
    Community organizer Pakou Hang interviewed her mother, Phoua, who was part of the first wave of Hmong refugees to come to the country. Phoua has now lived in the United States far longer than she lived in Laos and explains her feelings about fitting in here in Minnesota.December 7, 2007
  • States press ahead on immigration reform
    Many states are not waiting for immigration reform from Congress and the president, and are forging ahead with their own immigration laws. The result so far is a patchwork -- where some states are stricter than the current federal law, while others are more lenient.Midmorning, November 12, 2007
  • Hmong delegation to arrange for reburial of remains
    Members of St. Paul's Hmong community say they've secured the remains of 211 people who were buried near a Buddhist temple in Thailand where Hmong refugees once lived.October 10, 2007
  • Bush extends stays of thousands of Liberians in U.S.
    About 3,600 Liberians are living in the U.S. under temporary protected status, with one of the largest concentrations in the Twin Cities. Without the extension, they would could have been deported as of Oct. 1.September 13, 2007
  • Immigrants from Africa swelling Minnesota's black population
    Minnesota's black population is growing five times faster than the nation's black population as a whole, largely because of an influx of immigrants from Africa.September 12, 2007
  • Worthington workers sue over tactics in immigration raid
    The lawsuit claims ICE agents hurled insults at the Hispanic workers, ordered female Hispanic workers to disrobe and "otherwise insulted, abused, and humiliated" the plaintiffs during the Dec. 12 raid at the Swift & Co. plant.September 4, 2007

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