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Omdahl: The immigrant said, ‘Sorry kid, but the boat is full’

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 1883, Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus,” a sonnet that now graces the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand.
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Worthington ESL students get work published

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Two natives of Burma who spent part of their life running through the jungles of their homeland due to government conflict, and ultimately finding protection in a refugee camp in Thailand, have had their stories and artwork published….continue reading on dglobe.com

Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending and putting in place plans to make the youngsters’ deportation hearings …continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Representative explains absence from forum

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake

Recently, the Daily Globe called me out for not attending an immigration documentary that was shown in Worthington late last week. I thought an explanation was in order.
As many residents are awa…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Representative explains absence from forum

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake

Recently, the Daily Globe called me out for not attending an immigration documentary that was shown in Worthington late last week. I thought an explanation was in order.
As many residents are awa…continue reading on dglobe.com

Community forum on immigration hosted at Minnesota West

June 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

WORTHINGTON — Following Friday night’s premiere of the Luis Argueta documentary “Abrazos,” about 35 people gathered to follow up on the film’s message at a public forum on immigration Saturday morning at Minnesota West Community a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Some South Dakota GOP support help for pregnant immigrants

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel and Regina Garcia Cano

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ICE considers deportation on case-by-case basis

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Editor’s note: A story in the March 29-30 Daily Globe focused on a young man who came to the United States illegally and faces deportation ­â€” an action that would separate him from his family, as well as his girlfriend and their young child. …continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Five goals to achieve on immigration

March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Paul Westrum, Albert Lea

Over the years, I’ve had many people ask me what I would like to see done on the immigration issue.
1. Enforce our immigration laws. They haven’t been enforced for the last 25 years or more.
2. Secure our borders….continue reading on dglobe.com

Republicans see the light on immigration

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 2012, the Republican Party stood for the ancient biblical proposition that the sins of the father should be visited upon the son. Mitt Romney captured its presidential nomination while vowing to veto the Dream Act, which would allow immigrants bro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com