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Immigration

  • Somali-Americans hail Owatonna school settlement
    Parents and Muslim civil rights leaders say a settlement between federal officials and the Owatonna Public School District after a federal civil rights investigation of alleged harassment against Somali students is a victory for all minority students.April 13, 2011
  • Census: Immigrants contributing to suburban boom
    An increase in immigrants and other diverse communities is contributing to population growth in some second and third ring suburbs in the Twin Cities metro.April 7, 2011
  • More janitors fired in Minn. after immigration audit
    Federal immigration authorities have identified a second large janitorial company operating in Minnesota -- Harvard Maintenance -- that has hired workers who don't have proper documentation. The company is dismissing 240 workers, according to their union.March 14, 2011
  • Even for undocumented workers, it's still tax season
    Millions of people nationally and thousands in Minnesota live and work in the country illegally, but nevertheless participate in the nation's annual tax-filing ritual.March 7, 2011
  • How 'Biutiful' started with a voice in a director's head
    Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film "Biutiful" opens in the Twin Cities this weekend, and is in the running for two top Oscars.February 3, 2011
  • Novel on English village life amuses while spearing prejudice
    After struggling for a while to write a gritty up-to-the-moment novel, Helen Simonson decided to stop beating herself up and write something for herself. Now the resulting book "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" is a New York Times bestseller.February 2, 2011
  • New citizens take oath at Mall of America
    Shoppers stopped and watched Saturday at the Mall of America as 39 children and 41 adults were sworn in as new citizens of the United States.January 29, 2011
  • Chipotle exec responds to Minn. immigration audit
    When the Chipotle Mexican Grill dismissed hundreds of workers in Minnesota because they failed to produce proper documents allowing them to legally work in the United States, it sparked a backlash from some former employees and labor activists.January 25, 2011
  • State dept official: Census count of Somalis in MN is too low
    A high-ranking State Department official disputes the recently-released Census data on Minnesota's Somali population. Donald Yamamoto, the principal deputy for the State Department's Africa Bureau, says the numbers are too low.December 16, 2010
  • Is the DREAM Act dead?
    Senate Democrats have pulled a measure that would allow young Americans who are in the U.S. illegally to earn legal status through education or military service, but majority leader Harry Reid says he will try again later. Midmorning speaks with supporters and opponents of the DREAM Act.Midmorning, December 10, 2010
  • American Refugee Committee sets sights on Somalia
    Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee plans to set up a program in Somalia early next year. The group would be one of the few international aid organizations to base their operations in the lawless East African nation.December 9, 2010
  • Bill to help some illegal immigrants may be doomed
    The House passed legislation Wednesday to give hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally a shot at legal status, a fleeting victory for an effort that appears doomed in the Senate.December 8, 2010
  • Democrats face long odds on immigration measure
    The chance for hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally to gain legal status is dwindling as time runs out on the Democratic-controlled Congress.December 8, 2010
  • Minneapolis businessman buried in Somalia
    A Minneapolis-based Somali lawyer was buried Thursday, a day after he was shot in the Somali capital, his relatives said.November 25, 2010
  • Film fest brings a flood of Asian cinema to Mpls.
    For the next week or so, the group Minnesota Film Arts is bringing films from all over Asia to Minneapolis. The "In Search of Asia Festival" will present many kinds of movies from 12 different countries. The festival is aimed at under-served parts of the movie-going public, and it's drawing particular interest from the Hmong community.November 5, 2010

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