STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Undocumented students could get in-state tuition under bill
By Danielle Killey
More students could attend college if a plan allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges is approved, a Minnesota lawmaker argues.
We want to eli... Posted on 4/3/13 at 9:15 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES New Trier, Minnesota
Coming back to the tourism scene and the coverage on German-named towns in Minnesota, we will take a look at the next town on tour, which is located near Hastings and Faribault. Albeit a really smal... Posted on 2/24/11 at 6:27 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Putting the Raz in Crazy
My editor received a peculiar email today.
Scratch that. It wasn't peculiar. It was downright bizarre. It reminded me of how Nietzsche wrote, only the writer of this email may have been kicked i... Posted on 5/4/10 at 8:26 AM
The Somali 24 Mall and mosque in Minneapolis is a serpentine maze of stalls, where merchants selling sandals, cell phones, prayer rugs and pots try to lure the throngs of shoppers. Most days you won't find health insurance among the wares. But that's what Asli Ashkir was trying to sell recently -- in Somali and English.
A speech by President Barack Obama aimed at putting pressure on the Congress to pass immigration reform was interrupted on Monday by a heckler unhappy with the deportation of undocumented people in the United States.
Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.
President Barack Obama made a plea for Republican cooperation on immigration Thursday, seeking common ground by year's end in the aftermath of the divisive partial government shutdown. Yet prospects for success this year remain a long shot even as a handful of House GOP lawmakers push for more limited measures.
Donna Cassata and Jim Kuhnhenn
, October 24, 2013
President Barack Obama on Friday nominated the Pentagon's former top lawyer to help craft the nation's counterterrorism policy as secretary of homeland security, suggesting a shift from the department's emphasis on immigration and border issues to a greater focus on security against possible attacks.
At least eight Democratic members of the House were among about 200 people arrested Tuesday after they blocked a main street near the Capitol during a massive rally seeking to push Republicans to hold a vote on a stalled immigration reform bill.
California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses — a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance authorities.
With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people now living in the U.S. illegally.
Alicia A. Caldwell and Erica Werner
, September 13, 2013
Erna Solberg, poised to become oil-rich Norway's new prime minister after a landslide victory in the country's parliamentary elections, faces tough negotiations with three other center-right parties to form a government.
Malin Rising and Nils Myklebost
, September 10, 2013
When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom. Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in the civil rights movement, those issues have been joined by others, including one, immigration reform, that wasn’t nearly on the political radar then like it is today.
The immigration issue has divided the nation between the yin (liberal/protagonist) and the yang (conservative/antagonist) forces. The antagonist camp is focusing on the thesis that immigration, legal or illegal, does not serve the national interest. I assert that this thesis is false.
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