Minnesotans reacted to President Obama’s historic immigration reform Friday. The plan will impact nearly five million undocumented immigrants. Under the new rules, adults with children born in the U.S. or with permanent legal status can apply for a three year work permit.
The president outlined his plan for immigration reform Thursday night, but what does that mean for immigrants here in Minnesota?
The 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.
Plans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S Immigration Office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison joined six other members of Congress on Tuesday amidst a massive rally for immigration reform, and ended up getting arrested over the act of civil disobedience.
As 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.
A coalition of groups advocating changes to state and federal immigration laws are rallying at Minnesota’s Capitol on the same day the state Senate is scheduled to take up a bill long pursued by immigration activists.
Minneapolis resident, Gloria Castillo, 22, says for the last 10 years she’s lived under a constant fear of deportation. Now, she says there’s light at the end of the tunnel with the introduction of a bipartisan immigration reform bill.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken anticipates the federal immigration overhaul will contain the so-called DREAM Act that’s geared toward speeding citizenship for young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.
Local groups, supporting new immigration reform plans, came to the state Capitol Wednesday supporting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Federal homeland security agents are at the Sparboe Farms facility in Litchfield as part of a criminal investigation.