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Column: Don’t fence me in

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border.
Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle E…continue reading on

Border may mean imperfect union for Minnesota gay newlyweds

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. Celeste Carlson started scouting houses here months before she and her partner of six-plus years knew for sure their marriage would become legal in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Bipartisan group in Congress opposes Homeland Security idea to charge for entry to US

April 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Andrew Chan of Winnipeg fidgeted with his smartphone as he waited for his friends to finish browsing the Best Buy Mobile store at West Acres Mall. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: ‘Border security’ bill threatens public lands

September 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The House-passed National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act gives the Border Patrol free rein in parks, forests and wilderness areas. Continue Reading

Border patrol OK’d to bypass environment laws

June 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the Border Patrol to circumvent more than a dozen environmental laws on all federally-managed lands within 100 miles of the borders with Mexico and Canada. Continue Reading

Child immigrant numbers soaring

April 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

McALLEN, Texas (AP) An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, legal representation and reunification services. On any given day this year, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement has been caring for more than 2,100 unaccompanied child immigrants. Continue Reading

Desert perspective: Wilson uses EMT training to aid immigrants along U.S./Mexico

February 10, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Growing up in Worthington, Dan Wilson was acquainted with the controversial issues surrounding immigration.
“I was in school when they were dealing with the first waves of Hispanic immigrants,” said Wilson, son of Keith and Jean Wilson of Worthington. “This is a reality I knew. I knew people made a lot of sacrifices to do it, and I had also seen some of the reasons for the immigration. I was feeling connected to that last step of immigration, and it was intriguing to me.”
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Hoeven to discuss UAS program with officials

December 19, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) U.S. Sen. John Hoeven plans to meet with local and military officials at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on Tuesday morning to plan for the future of the unmanned aerial systems program.
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Old U.S. port of entry building near Warroad, Minn. being demolished

July 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Traveling into the United States at the port of entry north of Warroad, Minn., soon will be more convenient and eye-pleasing. That’s because demolition of the old port building started this week. The demolition should be complete within two months, allowing a more direct route for individuals arriving in the United States. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION — Huddled masses still yearn to breathe free

July 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For all its faults, America remains the destination of choice for people who’d like to better their lot. That’s high maybe the highest praise for our country and should be a source of continuing pride. Continue Reading

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