Illegal Immigration

Feds: Minnesota Receives 173 Immigrant ChildrenThe federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement. The figures show more than 30,000 children have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.
Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don't Want Middle Easterners HereRepublican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US "either legally or illegally".
18 Arrested During Immigration Raids In IowaFederal authorities say 18 people have been arrested in Iowa on warrants for immigration violations.
Bachmann Pledges Border Fence With MexicoMinnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has signed a pledge vowing to push for construction of a fence along the entire border with Mexico by the end of 2013.
Minn. Bill Would Mix Local Police In ImmigrationA House panel has voted to invalidate ordinances preventing Minneapolis and St. Paul police from asking about a person's immigration status unless related to a crime.
Enforcing Immigration Laws Locally In DuluthThe Duluth City Council is expected to weigh in on a bill that calls on local law enforcement officers to play a more active role in enforcing federal immigration laws.
Union: 240 Undocumented Janitors TerminatedHalf the workers at a janitorial company operating in the Twin Cities are being fired because they failed to provide documents proving they were legally in the U.S., according to their union.
Good Question: How Many MN Workers Are Undocumented?Chipotle Mexican Grill fired 450 employees in Minnesota after a federal immigration raid. So, if one company can have that many undocumented employees, how many undocumented workers are there in Minnesota?
Chipotle Says It Fired 450 In Minnesota Last YearChipotle Mexican Grill Inc. says it fired about 450 Minnesota employees last year who couldn't prove they were eligible to work in the U.S.
This Is Why We Need To Be More Open On ImmigrationA story surfaced recently about actress Salma Hayek immigrating illegally to the United States. Do we really want to keep folks like her out of the country?!