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Immigration

  • From jump suit to dress shirt: Minn. immigrant detainee wins reprieve
    Minnesota's David Soto is one of more than 350,000 young people in the country illegally who've won a temporary reprieve from deportation because they came over as children, are educated and have clean records.January 14, 2013
  • English language programs trace roots to mid-1970s
    Though immigration has been a prominent feature of U.S. growth since the nation's founding, the modern age of English language learning programs traces back to only the mid-1970s.December 17, 2012
  • In Minnesota, the world in the classroom
    The challenge of learning English can have many dimensions for the thousands of Minnesota students identified as English language learners. For some, it is a matter of survival in a new country. For all, it takes resolve, resilience and time.December 17, 2012
  • In Minn., new tactics to help immigrant students
    To boost English learners' performance, some Minnesota schools are trying new approaches designed to help them more quickly grasp the language. Among them is Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn., which has a growing number of students from Somalia.December 17, 2012
  • Ranks of English learners swelling in Minnesota schools
    Nearly 65,000 English learner students are enrolled in Minnesota schools, representing more than 200 languages. That number has grown rapidly in the past two decades, soaring by 50,000, a 300 percent increase in English learners.December 17, 2012
  • Worthington bakery builds community
    Kerry and Juan Cuate opened a Mexican bakery, Panaderia Mi Tierra, in downtown Worthington, Minn. The bakery now caters to the larger community, bringing the diverse population together.December 14, 2012
  • Young immigrant's journey leads to permission to stay
    St. James resident Irma Marquez this month became one of the earliest Latinos in the nation to received deferred status allowing her legally to stay in the United States for two years and to find work. Acceptance marked a milestone in a long journey, one that still leaves her with challenges.December 12, 2012
  • Northfield program shrinks Latino achievement gap
    High school senior Jhosi Martinez is making college plans, something that 10 years ago wouldn't have been likely in her hometown of Northfield, Minn.December 12, 2012
  • "Se está logrando, pero todavía estamos en pañales."
    La venezolana Windy Roberts usa el idioma para acercar a dos culturas en el pueblo universitario de Morris al oeste de Minnesota en el que una operacióón de una enorme empresa lechera atrae a veterinarios especializados de México.December 12, 2012
  • Professor builds Latino - white bridge in Morris, Minn.
    Venezuelan native Windy Roberts uses language to bring two cultures together in the western Minnesota university town of Morris, where a large dairy operation draws skilled veterinarians from Mexico.December 12, 2012
  • U of M research: First connect, then lead
    University of Minnesota Extension research is delving into how leadership shifts in towns with substantial Latino populations.December 12, 2012
  • Investigaciones de University of Minnesota Extension: Conecta primero, dirige después
    Las investigaciones de University of Minnesota Extension estudian los cambios de liderazgo en ciudades con significativas poblaciones latinas.December 12, 2012
  • Latinos y anglosajones: ¿Siguen enfrascados en juegos paralelos?
    Preguntamos a los minesotenses dentro del área de nuestra red Public Insight Network, dónde se estaban forjando conexiones entre los latinos y los anglosajones.December 12, 2012
  • Vidas paralelas, tratando de conectarse
    Luisa Trapero es una rareza, una funcionaria latina electa en una de las ciudades secundarias de Minnesota. A ella le gustaría ayudar a otros latinos a tomar medidas para salvar la brecha entre las culturas latinas y anglo que frecuentemente existen al lado la una de la otra.December 12, 2012
  • Cruzando fronteras culturales en Melrose
    Si un puñado de personas que cruce la brecha cultural hace una gran diferencia en una comunidad, Peggy Stokman en Melrose es una de ellas.December 12, 2012

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