Reality Check: Syrian Refugees And MinnesotaMinnesota lawmakers are increasingly divided on how many -- if any -- Syrian refugees to accept in the state. That is after two terrorists in Paris reportedly had fake Syrian passports, and Minnesota Democrats broke with President Obama to support a bill ramping up security checks.
Gov. Dayton Leads Discussion On St. Cloud Race RelationsPeople gathered in St. Cloud Tuesday to have an honest conversation about race. About 150 people -- including Gov. Mark Dayton, the mayor of St. Cloud and the city's police chief -- were on hand at the Great River Regional Library to help lead the conversation.
Dream Act Aims To Help Undocumented Immigrants Work Here LegallyThe law has changed, but a lot of undocumented immigrants who could be apply for help to stay and work here legally are not doing so. Experts say some undocumented immigrants are afraid to come forward for help because they fear what will happen and how they're information may be used.
Reality Check: Fact & Fiction In The Immigration DebateThe number of unauthorized Mexican immigrants in the United States seems like a big number, and it is: 5.9 million people in 2012. But that number is down one million, from the 6.9 million unlawful entries in 2007.
Immigrants, Poor Fish For Their Dinner, Unaware Of MercuryIt's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.
Minn. East African Leaders Call For MSP Airport Wage IncreaseMinnesota's East African leaders are calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage at the airport. That's nearly double the state's current minimum wage of $8 an hour. A new employment report shows thousands of East Africans working at the airport are earning poverty-level wages.
‘Neighborhood House’ Works To Ease Transition For ImmigrantsMinnesota is home to many different cultures. Families from all over the world continue to move here to start a new life. For the last 117 years, a place on the west side of St. Paul has worked to make the transition a whole lot easier.
Liberians In Minnesota Concerned Over Ebola OutbreakAn outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is causing some to cancel travel plans and stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants.
Lawsuit Accuses Woman Of Exploiting ImmigrantsMinnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is accusing a Shakopee woman and her companies of falsely posing as immigration lawyers.
1,500 Immigrants Are Now One Step Closer To Living The American DreamTuesday marked an important milestone for hundreds of proud Minnesotans. It’s the day they became U.S. citizens.
98-Year-Old Woman Recounts Experience As 'Orphan Train' RiderIt seems unimaginable now, but adoption for some families used to be as easy as showing up at the train depot. Word would go out when kids were coming from the East Coast. They were largely children of immigrant families who'd found poverty rather than promise in their voyage to the New World. Renee Wendinger of Sleepy Eye interviewed some Orphan Train riders for her book. Few of them are still living. "They were found in doorways and other out-of-the-way places, hungry and starving," Wendinger said.
May Day Activists Cheer State Immigration LawsAs Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S. illegally has picked up momentum across the country.