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Immigration

  • Jan. 1 a common birth date for many immigrants
    With New Year's Day just around the corner, you can be sure that people will make a fuss over any New Year's babies born that day. But it turns out there are far more people with a Jan. 1 birth date than you might think.December 29, 2009
  • 1,200 janitors fired in 'quiet' immigration raid
    One of the largest immigration crackdowns under the Obama administration to date took place in the Twin Cities last month, when 1,200 undocumented janitors were fired from their jobs, according to immigration lawyers.November 9, 2009
  • Ray Suarez on immigration and 'the next America'
    PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez discusses how America's demographics are changing -- and what our schools need to do to keep up.Midday, October 28, 2009
  • Target to pull controversial 'illegal alien' Halloween costume
    A Southern California immigrant rights group on Friday asked Target stores and a costume company to stop selling an "illegal alien" Halloween costume it said is offensive to immigrants.October 17, 2009
  • Ray Suarez on influence of immigrants
    Public television journalist Ray Suarez will discuss the impact of immigration and other demographic changes on our schools, commerce, politics, workforce and culture. We'll also discuss his latest reporting on health care reform and what the U.S. can learn from successful health systems abroad.Midmorning, October 15, 2009
  • Coalition pushes for immigration reform
    A coalition of faith, community and union groups held a march Sunday in Minneapolis to call for comprehensive immigration reform.September 21, 2009
  • Slow movement on immigration reform
    President Obama says a comprehensive immigration reform bill is on its way, but probably not until the end of the year. And while advocates for reform say they feel a path to legalization is on the way, opponents say high unemployment and a lack of bipartisanship on the issue could make for a difficult fight.Midmorning, August 11, 2009
  • Vibrant music scenes an important draw for cities
    One of the most overlooked and under-valued reasons new college grads and young professionals move to the Twin Cities is its vibrant local music scene.July 3, 2009
  • The changing faces of small towns
    Minnesota Public Radio News' Jeff Horwich hosted a forum in Willmar recently, to talk with residents about the challenges and benefits that immigrants have brought to the area.Midday, June 25, 2009
  • New life challenging for some, rewarding for other Hmong immigrants
    The latest wave of Hmong refugees to the Twin Cities began five years ago this week. Since then about 5,000 new Hmong residents have made their homes here.June 22, 2009
  • Freeborn County jail to house immigration violators
    A southern Minnesota county jail has become the latest facility in the region to house federal inmates who are waiting to be deported from the U.S.June 16, 2009
  • Audit: Minnesota loosely enforces E-Verify rule
    A Minnesota government order requiring state agencies and certain vendors to check the immigration status of new hires is being loosely enforced, an audit released Tuesday found.June 10, 2009
  • Young Somali men escape homeland, but not violence
    Since December 2007, eight Somali men, all 30 and under, have been killed in the Twin Cities. The deaths represent a tragic irony for a community that escaped the bloodshed and clan warfare of its home country.May 29, 2009
  • FBI, Twin Cities Somalis hope to rebuild relationship
    The head of the Minneapolis FBI office is asking for the Somali community's trust as investigators continue to look into the disappearances of a number of young Twin Cities men who are believed to be fighting along with hard-line Islamists in Somalia's civil war.May 19, 2009
  • 30 arrested during Minn. immigration office protest
    About 30 people were arrested for disorderly conduct during a protest outside the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Bloomington.May 6, 2009

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