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Immigration

  • Popular community health care clinic closes
    La Clinica en Lake is well-known as a convenient health care clinic with a bilingual and bicultural approach. But now, the clinic is closing next month, and patients have to find another place to go.June 23, 2006
  • Debating the 'i' word
    The national debate on immigration policy has loomed large in media coverage in recent months. It turns out the way the media reports on those debates can be as contentious as the immigration policy in question.June 21, 2006
  • Learning two languages, one at a time
    Life in the U.S. can be hard for a new immigrant. It's even more difficult when they can't read or write in their own language. This is a common story for many Latin American immigrants from impoverished backgrounds with little education.June 12, 2006
  • Spanish language radio builds in Minnesota
    You've got to work a little to hear Spanish language radio in the Twin Cities. There's a smattering of programs on community stations. But, if you know where to look, there are now two 24-hour Spanish language stations going head to head for listeners.June 11, 2006
  • Who's on the roof: Immigrant labor shapes a summer industry
    In Minnesota, summer is the season of roof work. But a glance at the crews overhead this time of year makes it clear most people doing that work are not from Minnesota. The residential roofing industry around the country now relies on low-priced labor by Mexican immigrants. Industry insiders say the roofing business would collapse without this migrant work force -- which includes immigrants who are in the U.S. legally and illegally.June 4, 2006
  • The changing face of Pelican Rapids
    While immigration has been a hot topic of debate recently, the town of Pelican Rapids in northern Minnesota has been on the front line of immigration reform for years.May 30, 2006
  • Students explore their new home by bike
    A new group of riders is discovering the Twin Cities bike trail system. They are immigrant students at the Wellstone International High School in Minneapolis. For the last two years, the school has sponsored a bike club where students learn how to ride and get a chance to explore the area.May 18, 2006
  • Worthington groups stay separate
    The goal is for immigrants to blend seamlessly into their new communities. That rarely happens. Like many cities, the different groups in Worthington tend to keep to themselves.May 17, 2006
  • Will Bush's immigration plan satisfy conservatives?
    In a nationwide live radio and television address Monday, President Bush argued for "comprehensive immigration reform." Will his plan unite a conservative base divided over the immigration issue?Midday, May 16, 2006
  • Minnesota Guard commander: Bush border plan is 'doable'
    President Bush has proposed sending 6,000 National Guard troops to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants. Some are concerned the Guard is becoming over-extended, since many units are also serving in Iraq. The head of Minnesota's National Guard, Gen. Larry Shellito, says Bush's plan is "doable." He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer.May 16, 2006
  • One woman's illegal journey
    For many undocumented immigrants from Mexico, crossing the border into the United States is a carefully orchestrated event -- and so is the process of remaining here. One woman now living in Minnesota shares the details of her journey.May 15, 2006
  • Another take on illegal immigration
    One author's take on the immigration debate has some practical implications for U.S. security and the economy.Midmorning, May 15, 2006
  • Two different angles on the immigration story
    A series of reports from National Public Radio examining two different angles of the immigration story -- legal immigration to the U.S., and how northward migration is affecting Mexico.Midday, May 12, 2006
  • Immigration from a labor perspective
    The granddaughter of one of the founding members of the U.S. labor movement discusses worker rights and her fight for immigrant rights today.Midmorning, May 10, 2006
  • Preparing a "Day without Immigrants"
    The push for a change in immigration law reaches a new level today as Latinos and other minority groups are being asked to stay home from work to demonstrate their economic clout. Organizers call the protest "A day without immigrants."April 30, 2006

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