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Public News Service - MN: Immigrant Issues

Rural farmers want their voices heard about immigration and changes to trade policies. (state.mn.us)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Agriculture and trade groups are voicing their concerns over President Donald Trump's stance on immigration and his threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump's calls to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and possibly institute a tax on Me

Growing numbers of churches in Minnesota have pledged to provide sanctuary for immigrants if the Trump administration steps up deportations. (isiahmn.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Churches across Minnesota are continuing to pledge their support for immigrants who may face deportation under the Trump administration. Pastor Grant Stevensen said since the November election, churches have been signing on as sanctuaries for those seeking refuge in case of mass

Farmers say the price of fruits and veggies will go up if Donald Trump's plan to deport undocumented workers is carried out. (usda.gov)

MINNEAPOLIS – A big part of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign platform was immigration with a promise to deport 11 million people who are undocumented, but some farm groups are saying, "Not so fast." The American Farm Bureau Federation said about half of all farm workers in this country

Some Minnesota delegates want to see immigration reform take center stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Philadelphia with 93 Minnesota delegates in attendance, and some want to see more focus on immigration reform. That's a top priority for Jose Gallardo, a first-generation Mexican American and a Minnesota delegate for pre

At least 50 Minnesota activists are heading to the RNC in Cleveland to join a national protest over Donald Trump's immigration plans. (MIRAC)

MINNEAPOLIS – This Sunday, dozens of Minnesotans for immigrants' rights and other political activists are heading to the Republican National Convention to join a major protest. The Minnesota organizers say they're taking a nearly 12-hour bus ride from the Twin Cities to Cleveland, Ohio, to pu

Minnesota non-profit groups are helping to provide free food and school supplies to hundreds of migrant families working in the state for the summer. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hundreds of migrant students and families will soon be getting help with food and school supplies from a group of charity-minded Minnesotans. Over the weekend, volunteers and non-profit group employees packed up the supplies, which, over the next few weeks, will be delivere

The new West African Family and Community Services will be housed at a church on the border of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. Credit: GMCC.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota has one of the nation's largest populations of immigrants from West Africa and a new facility opening today seeks to better connect it with the services and resources the immigrants need. After being housed in north Minneapolis for many years, West African Family and C

PHOTO: More people than ever now have health insurance in Minnesota, but efforts are underway to go beyond just the coverage rate and make sure the newly insured can access and navigate the health care system. Photo credit:

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Great gains have been made in recent years to push Minnesota's uninsured rate to its lowest level in history, but many challenges remain in making that equate to a healthier state. Allison Corrado, program officer with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, says

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