'Proud To Be Here': Immigrants In Minn. Celebrate Independence DayAround 1 in 14 Minnesotans were born outside the U.S. Most immigrants in the state are from Mexico, India, Laos, and Somalia.
Good Question: How Are Undocumented Immigrants Counted?Americans heard vastly different plans for undocumented immigrants in the United States throughout this political campaign. Some candidates have said they want to deport only terrorists and criminals, while others say they want to force everyone living in the U.S. illegally to leave.
Trump Amps Up Spending With New Ad In Iowa, New HampshireDonald Trump is out with his first television ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, which will start airing Tuesday in Iowa.
Minnesota Expected To Exceed Refugee Numbers In 2016Minnesota is expected to get more refugees in 2016 than it has in any year in the past decade. The reported increase is a ripple effect of the migration wave sweeping the Middle East and Europe.
St. Paul City Council Passes Anti-Donald Trump ResolutionSt. Paul's city council has voted in favor of passing an amendment condemning what they call "anti-Muslim, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant speech" from Donald Trump. The mostly-symbolic resolution, which passed six votes to one Wednesday afternoon, omitted an aspect of Ward 1 Councilmember Dai Thao's original draft -- which ultimately sought to unwelcome Trump from St. Paul.
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.