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Immigration

  • Immigration agents arrest 20 people in Austin
    Immigration and Customs officials arrested 20 illegal residents in Austin this week.June 1, 2007
  • West Bank festival has Pan-African vision
    Organizers are developing the Twin Cities' first Pan-African cultural festival. "Afrifest" is designed to introduce Minnesota's African immigrants to each other and the larger population.May 18, 2007
  • Including immigrants in the immigration debate
    The immigration debate continues on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers hammer out a compromise to toughen border enforcement and give foreign workers more opportunities to come to the U.S. legally. Two immigration experts spoke at the University of Minnesota recently, saying the voices of immigrants themselves are absent from the debate.Midday, May 17, 2007
  • Coleman wants police to be able to ask about immigration status
    Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman says he will introduce legislation that would bar the practice of several cities, including Minneapolis, of telling police not to ask about immigration status.May 11, 2007
  • Are Willmar immigration arrests part of a new trend?
    Some people are saying the immigration arrests recently in Willmar were different. Immigrant advocates say the operation went on for several days and was more aggressive.April 19, 2007
  • Islam and the West explored
    The spotlight on the Islamic religion has been getting brighter over the past few years. That hasn't burned away some of the stereotypes that some people have about Islam.April 18, 2007
  • Immigration officials make arrests in Willmar
    Federal officials say they've been arresting illegal immigrants with criminal records during an ongoing operation in Willmar.April 12, 2007
  • Minneapolis joins Muslim community developers to offer new financing
    The City of Minneapolis is joining with the African Development Center to offer a new financing option for small businesses, aimed primarily at Muslims.April 11, 2007
  • Rochester's Muslims reach out
    The Rochester mosque is hosting monthly open houses for non-Muslims. The goal is to combat ignorance in a time when cultural tensions are high.March 22, 2007
  • Arizona governor: Immigration reform is urgent
    Gov. Janet Napolitano, D-Ariz., called on Congress to pass immigration reforms Tuesday in a speech at the National Press Club. Napolitano, chair of the National Governors Association, proposed tougher border security, a temporary worker program and more cooperation with Mexico.Midday, February 28, 2007
  • False documents: A lucrative business
    It's been nearly three months since federal immigration raids at six Swift meatpacking plants, including one in Worthington. The raids targeted workers using fake work papers to secure employment. There's little evidence to suggest the raid has had any effect on either the supply or demand for fake and stolen documents.February 28, 2007
  • DFLers introduce immigration reform package
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty's longstanding opposition to a higher education bill for immigrants hasn't deterred DFL lawmakers from pushing for the measure again this year.February 14, 2007
  • The future of U.S. -Mexico relations
    A former top Mexican envoy talks about President Bush's immigration reform proposal and how the U.S., Canada and Mexico can form an economic power to rival Europe.Midmorning, February 1, 2007
  • What rights does an immigrant have?
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on Swift meatpacking plants could produce a rash of lawsuits. Immigration lawyers say some people were wrongly detained while federal officials say the actions were completely legal.December 29, 2006
  • The culture of light explored
    Paying homage to light this time of year crosses many religions and cultures. What is it about light that resonates so deeply with the human spirit?December 21, 2006

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