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Immigration

  • Immigrant farmers work and learn in a new land
    The Latino farming population in Minnesota is growing rapidly. It almost doubled from 1997 to 2002. To help some of the new residents, a nonprofit organization developed a specialized project that helps immigrant farmers continue their agragrian lifestyle in this country.September 15, 2006
  • Crime victim visa slow going
    Federal officials have failed to meet a deadline for implementing a special visa designed to encourage illegal immigrants to help with criminal investigations. Regulations for the U visa should be out soon. A 16 year old in southern Minnesota hopes that's true.September 5, 2006
  • A tour of Mexican music in the Twin Cities
    One of the largest niche markets in Latin music in the Twin Cities is regional Mexican music. We took a tour of the Mexican music scene with the author of "Musica de la Raza," a book that tells the story of Minnesota's Mexican and Chicano musicians.September 1, 2006
  • The Oromo sing a joyful song
    After fleeing Ethiopia to escape persecution, more Oromo people have landed in Minnesota than any other place in the world. The music they've brought with them pulsates with joy.August 31, 2006
  • Somali music is here, but hard to find
    Despite being home to one of the largest Somali populations in the U.S., Minnesotans know relatively little about Somali music. We learn more about the music Somalis generally keep to themselves.August 30, 2006
  • Senators compare security along U.S. borders
    U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton is one of several senators comparing security along both of our nation's borders. He is ending a two-day tour of our nation's Mexican border Wednesday, after visiting Minnesota's Canadian border last week.August 30, 2006
  • Indian music has a kinship with jazz
    We're sampling the ever-increasing variety of ethnic music in Minnesota in a series called "Notes from Home." In this installment, music from India.August 29, 2006
  • Mexico: Getting to know the neighbors
    Like it or not, Mexico and the United States are inextricably linked. America Abroad explores the history of U.S.-Mexico relations and how it affects present day issues like immigration, drug trafficking and free trade.Midday, August 17, 2006
  • New immigrants find life in America can challenge their health
    Latino immigrants are often healthier when they arrive in the United States than they are five years later. There's a significant body of research that shows their health begins to decline rapidly as they assimilate into the American culture.August 8, 2006
  • Maria's story: All her dreams are here
    As many as 85,000 illegal immigrants make Minnesota their home, including many who have crossed the border into the U.S. from Mexico. This is the story of one of them.July 21, 2006
  • Living here illegally
    "Maria" has a big stake in the ongoing debate over whether illegal immigrants should be given a path to citizenship. She is one of tens of thousands of Minnesotans living here illegally, and she told Mary Stucky her story.Midday, July 21, 2006
  • Migrant workers sue Seneca Foods
    A group of migrant workers is suing Seneca Foods Corp. for breech of contract. The group works at the company's vegetable and fruit processing plant in Montgomery in southeastern Minnesota. One activist group is calling the suit a step toward equal rights for migrant workers.July 19, 2006
  • 200 National Guard members to patrol Mexican border
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he's sending 200 Minnesota National Guard troops to New Mexico to help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Pawlenty says he's activating the troops because the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security issued a request for help.July 5, 2006
  • New bakery offers a taste of home to Salvadorians
    A new bakery in St. Paul is bringing a taste of El Salvador to the Twin Cities. For some, that's a taste of home. As the Latino population in Minnesota continues to grow, different small populations of Latin Americans are developing specialty businesses.July 4, 2006
  • Celebrating citizenship
    Is it cliche to do a story about immigrants becoming official U.S. citizens on the Fourth of July? Maybe. But is that a bad thing?July 3, 2006

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