Topics

Immigration

  • DHS: Deportation proposal could cost $585 million
    The Obama administration's new plan to grant temporary work permits to many young, illegal immigrants who otherwise could be deported may cost the government more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees to process the requests, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press.July 24, 2012
  • Obama's deportation stay late for some immigrants
    Recently deported young people reacted to a recent policy change with frustration and sadness.June 18, 2012
  • Foreign governments seek to channel expats' money
    Foreign governments that once viewed expatriates largely as a source of revenue just for the money they sent home to their families are starting to focus more on helping their citizens succeed in America — so they can invest more in their homeland.May 5, 2012
  • Immigration from Mexico to U.S. comes to standstill
    The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades.April 24, 2012
  • Mark Cangemi, 9/11 investigator, adopts immigrant teen's cause
    The immigration special agent who ordered the arrest of convicted Sept. 11 hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui has taken up a new cause. Mark Cangemi is trying to help an immigrant teenager stay in the country.April 23, 2012
  • Somali-American photographer presents a new view of his community
    A photography exhibit at the Whittier Gallery in Minneapolis aims to showcase young Somali men who are improving the lives of others in the Twin Cities. After years of seeing images of Somali terrorists in the news, photographer Mohamud Mumin wanted to offer a different picture of his community. His first solo show will do just that.March 29, 2012
  • Congressman recommends immigrants carry documents
    An Illinois congressman is recommending that illegal immigrants living in states with tough new immigration laws start carrying documents showing their ties to their U.S. communities.December 2, 2011
  • Forced to leave, Hibbing man dies waiting for immigration visa
    For the past decade, a change in immigration law has sent foreign-born spouses of U.S. citizens back to their home countries to obtain visas. For some, it has resulted in a high-stakes waiting game, and that's how 26-year-old Alyssa Garcia lost her husband.November 28, 2011
  • US shifts deportation policy; non-criminal cases in question
    The Department of Homeland Security has begun reviewing cases to speed up deportation of illegal immigrants who are criminals while also clearing the backlog of cases of people in the country illegally who are not criminals.November 18, 2011
  • Illegal immigration slows, but the debate rages on
    Illegal border crossings between Mexico and the U.S. are at their lowest levels since the 1970s. What policies and conditions have stemmed the tide of illegal border crossings? How is the change affecting towns along the fence? And why aren't any U.S. politicians claiming victory?Midmorning, October 25, 2011
  • Wiretaps in Minn. terror trial renew Somali fears
    The trial of two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group is being closely watched by members of the state's Somali community, with many saying it is breeding mistrust in an immigrant population already fearful of government.October 16, 2011
  • Founder of migrant farm workers group steps down
    After more than a decade as executive director of the migrant farm workers organization Centro Campesino, Victor Contreras is stepping down.July 15, 2011
  • ICE announces changes to immigration enforcement
    Federal immigration authorities said Friday they're changing the way they enforce immigration policies in an effort to focus on the most serious criminals and to give government field attorneys more discretion.June 17, 2011
  • Obama mocks Republican position on immigration
    Delving anew into an explosive issue, President Barack Obama stood near the border with Mexico on Tuesday and declared it more secure than ever, trying to build pressure on Republicans to take on a comprehensive immigration overhaul.May 10, 2011
  • Fewer children from abroad adopted in Minn.
    The number of children Minnesotans are adopting from abroad is declining, reflecting national trends.May 6, 2011

MPR News
Radio

Listen Now

On Air

Wits

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland

Services