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'My voice is needed': How Nadia Mohamed made election history in St. Louis Park 7.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
She came to the west metro suburb as a refugee at age 10. Now Nadia Mohamed, 23, is council member-elect. She’ll be the city’s first Muslim and first Somali council member. It’s a whirlwind story.
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Opinion: The Trump administration resettled zero refugees last month. That's not good 4.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

October was the first month in decades that the U.S. failed to resettle a single refugee, a stunning reversal of the nation's longstanding role as the leading destination for people who, in effect, have no home to return to.

Wait grows for refugees headed to Minnesota 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A delay in authorization of the federal resettlement program has left refugees in limbo as they wait to reunite with families in Minnesota. If the delay continues, some may have to go through parts of the approval process again.
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The ‘Glass Man’: How a former CIA worker helped bring the Hmong to America 25.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Friends and family of Yang See of St. Paul credit him for saving Hmong refugees fleeing violence near the end of the Secret War in Laos. They also say Yang, who worked for the CIA and died in August, helped persuade U.S. officials to open the doors to Hmong refugees.
Newsletter: Inside a camp for Kurdish refugees 21.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Inside a Camp for Kurdish Refugees In just two weeks, the conflict in northeastern Syria — where President Trump ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces as Turkish forces advanced into Syrian territory — has displaced more than 200,000 people, according to various official estimates.

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'How long can we live like this?': Kurds in growing refugee camp plead for help, end to losses, suffering 20.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The withdrawal is supposed to take place before Tuesday evening, when the cease-fire is set to end.

Trump touted his immigration slowdown — what it could mean for Minnesota's workforce 15.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
At his rally in Minneapolis last week, President Trump promised to protect communities from an influx of immigrants and refugees. But the latest census numbers show a recent slowdown in immigration that could actually hurt Minnesota communities.
‘Trump hates us’: President's Minneapolis visit gets no welcome from Minnesota Somalis 11.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Since Trump's election, the arrival of refugees from Somalia has drastically decreased to a new low due to his travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Somalia. In 2018, only 48 people came from Somalia to Minnesota. That number was more than 1,400 people in 2016.
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Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids 4.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So far, the only private company caring for migrant children is CHS. In June, CHS held more than 20 percent of all migrant children in government custody. And even as the number of children has declined, the company’s government funding for their care has continued to flow.
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Trump lets states, cities refuse refugees for 1st time in U.S. 3.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When President Donald Trump dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the first time in history.
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Opinion: Trump's limits on refugee resettlement are cruel and counterproductive 28.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The U.S. will accept no more than 18,000 refugees this coming year. Count this as a win for the Trump administration's immigration hard-liners, and a loss for the nation.

Trump Proposes Severely Curtailing the Number of Refugees Allowed into the United States 27.9.2019 Mother Jones
On Thursday, Donald Trump announced plans to allow no more than 18,000 refugees into the country in 2020, in conjunction with a new executive order to require explicit consent from state and local governments to receive refugees seeking resettlement. “The Federal Government consults with State and local governments not only to identify the best environments […]
Gambling addiction in Minnesota's Lao community is mostly hidden 26.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gambling is a part of social life in Laotian culture, but not many talk about what to do when it becomes addictive.
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Opinion: Trump's refugee limits betray past Republican presidents and the founders 23.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Reducing refugee quotas, as the president wants to do, would in no way mitigate the border crisis.

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If Conservatives win because of Trudeau's youthful stupidity it will be a tragedy 19.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Karl Nerenberg In case you somehow missed it, U.S.-based Time magazine threw a grenade into the Canadian election campaign on Wednesday evening when it published a 2001 photo of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in brownface , dressed up as Aladdin for a costume party at the Vancouver private school where he worked. Trudeau fully apologized, in what sounded like an entirely unscripted and unrehearsed way. In fact, the Liberal leader went further than a simple apology. He freely acknowledged another similar incident, in which he wore blackface and did an imitation of Harry Belafonte singing the calypso song "Day-O." (Global News subsequently came out with a third instance of what they say is blackface behaviour.) Opposition leaders did not waste any time to share their reactions.  Green Leader Elizabeth May pointed out that Trudeau would probably have fired any Liberal candidate about whom similar revelations emerged during the campaign. She added she was puzzled that, in 2001, a grown man, son of a former ...
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Colorado ranked among the highest in the country in employment measures for refugees, immigrants 16.9.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado is ranked among the highest in the country in employment measures related to immigrants and refugee resettlement programs, according to a 2019 report from the Administration for Children and Families.
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'We live like animals': Refugee leader gives Rohingya a voice 16.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah's outspokenness has made him the target of death threats and created headaches for authorities in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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The Democrats Are Ignoring a Climate Refugee Crisis That’s Happening Right Now 14.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The top 10 Democrats running for president repeated campaign promises to escalate US aid to Central American countries and welcome more refugees as they debated Thursday in Houston. And while they argued over differences on immigration and the climate crisis, no one […]
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Popular refugee resettlement programs closing under Trump administration 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The number of refugees being allowed into the U.S. is the lowest it's been since 1980. Some smaller resettlement agencies particularly in rural states are closing putting refugees' lives further in limbo.
Supreme Court allows government to curtail asylum requests during legal fight 12.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The administration scores a victory in its efforts to reduce the number of asylum applicants presenting themselves at the U.S. southern border.
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