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Reality Check: Fact & Fiction In The Immigration Debate

The 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.

08/25/2015

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Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?

Some Republicans don’t want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.

03/02/2015

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Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS Funding

Freshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.

03/02/2015

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Top Ten International Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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Minnesotans React To Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

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.

11/21/2014

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What Does Obama’s Immigration Plan Mean For Minnesota?

The president outlined his plan for immigration reform Thursday night, but what does that mean for immigrants here in Minnesota?

11/21/2014

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Feds: Minnesota Receives 173 Immigrant Children

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.

07/24/2014

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Plans To Relocate U.S. Immigration Office In Twin Cities Halted

Plans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S Immigration Office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.

07/01/2014

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Ellison Arrested After Protesting For Immigration Reform

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.

10/08/2013

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May Day Activists Cheer State Immigration Laws

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.

05/02/2013

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Immigration Activists Rally At Minn. Capitol

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.

05/01/2013

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MN Immigrants Urge Lawmakers to Support Immigration Reform Bill

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.

04/17/2013

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Franken Bets On ‘DREAM Act’ In Immigration 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.

04/02/2013

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House Group Nearing Deal On Immigration Bill

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.

03/15/2013

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Local Groups Hold Immigration Rally At The Capitol

Local groups, supporting new immigration reform plans, came to the state Capitol Wednesday supporting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

01/30/2013

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10 Arrested As Federal Agents Search Sparboe Farms

Federal homeland security agents are at the Sparboe Farms facility in Litchfield as part of a criminal investigation.

01/08/2013

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Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican 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”.

08/29/2012

How Does The New Immigration Program Work?

It’s been a busy week at the immigration centers, now that the federal government is offering a delay in deportation for certain young illegal immigrants.

08/17/2012

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Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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Mpls. Becomes 1st City To Officially Support Obama’s Immigration Policy

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday to support President Obama’s federal immigration policy allowing undocumented youth to remain in the U.S., becoming the first city in the country to do so.

06/29/2012

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Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

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Opinion: Obama Has Last Word With The Supreme Court On Immigration

After the Supreme Court decision on the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, the Obama administration announced that it is revoking agreements with Arizona police over the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

06/27/2012

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