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Young illegal immigrants coming out of the shadows

May 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

She was tiny and trembling and looked so very vulnerable. Barely 15, having already experienced a lifetime of hardships since losing her mother at 5 and crossing the desert with her father, she clutched a microphone before a crowd in New York’s Union Square.
“My name is Diana,” she said. “I am undocumented and unafraid.” Continue Reading

Ron Paul: Immigration not solved by using guns, barbed wire

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ron Paul says he favors a compassionate immigration policy that doesn’t rely on “barbed wire fences and guns on the border.” Continue Reading

Deported ‘illegal immigrant’ teen headed back to Texas

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The girl’s family has questioned why U.S. officials didn’t do more to verify her identify. U.S. immigration officials have said they were investigating, but insist they followed procedure and found nothing to indicate that the girl wasn’t as she claimed a woman from Colombia illegally living in the U.S. Continue Reading

Supreme Court agrees to rule on Arizona’s illegal immigrant laws

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The justices said today they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect he is in the country illegally. Continue Reading

Fed court blocks Alabama from checking student status of immigrants

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal appeals court today blocked a key part of Alabama’s law that requires schools to check the immigration status of students, temporarily weakening what was considered the toughest immigration law in the nation. Continue Reading

Judge: Key parts of Alabama immigration law OK

September 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal judge refused today to block key parts of Alabama’s new law targeting illegal immigrants, including its requirements to check the immigration status of juvenile students in public schools and for police to verify the status of those they suspect of being in the county illegally. Continue Reading

Romney, Bachmann challenge Perry on immigration

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Keeping the heat on Rick Perry, rivals Mitt Romney and Michele Bachman today challenged his suggestion that people are heartless if they don’t support his Texas law that gives some illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates at universities. Continue Reading

Tough illegal immigrant law signed into Alabama law

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The bill signed this morning allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if they’re stopped for any other reason. It also requires public schools to determine students’ immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride. Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

April 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

New funding key to developing resources

To the Editor:
Recently, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced a long-anticipated round of funding, designed to spur economic development in rural areas while providing a much-needed upgrade to dated electric transmission infrastructure.
A total of $376 million will be divided among 10 rural electric cooperatives and utilities in states such as South Dakota, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico. Continue Reading

Illegal immigrants take advantage of N.D. licenses

April 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Through pure happenstance, North Dakota is now among several states nationwide dealing with a scheme that involves illegal immigrants cheating the system to get driver’s licenses in the U.S. Continue Reading