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Immigration changes

November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.
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Africans in Grand Forks mark year of working together

November 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

People from Liberia, Somalia, Ethiopia and more than a dozen other African nations who have settled in the Grand Forks area in recent years will celebrate their first anniversary as the United African Community on Saturday. Continue Reading

Grand Forks schools have influx from overseas, many English learners

September 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Nearly 100 new immigrant and refugee students entered the Grand Forks School District this fall, up 43 from the previous year, according to district documents. Continue Reading

New policy could affect area immigrants

June 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Must have come to the U.S. under the age of 16 for consideration
for deferred action process
WORTHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of young, educated, illegal immigrants may get the opportunity to stay in the United States and work under a new policy announced Friday by the Obama administration, but it will take a few weeks until requests can be accepted. Continue Reading

111 become US citizens at Mount Rushmore

June 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL (AP) People from about 40 nations became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota on Flag Day.
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GOP attempting to stop child tax break for illegal immigrants

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The GOP proposal would require people who claim the credit to have Social Security numbers as proof that they’re legal workers. It’s being offered as a way to help pay for extending the Social Security tax cut for most American wage-earners. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s Emergency Medical Assistance program ends

January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hundreds of people in Minnesota who aren’t U.S. citizens will no longer receive most health care services from a program of last resort.
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Supreme Court backs foreign campaign contribution ban

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The justices today upheld a federal court ruling in favor of the ban on foreign contributions from all but immigrants who permanently live in the United States. 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

Emmanuel Adjei-Boateng, Grand Forks, column: Let’s help immigrant children learn English

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Educational researchers are introducing new strategies that teachers can use to help immigrant children’s literacy development and academic success. Continue Reading