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Staff Editorial: Protest at state capitol highlights community values

Art by Maggie Klaers. India's new controversial law concerning immigration has caused protests in cities across India and the United States, including St. Paul.

February 1, 2020

On Jan. 26, more than 200 people, many of Indian descent, arrived at the Minnesota Capitol to protest India’s new law regarding citizenship. The Citizen Amendment Act causes religion to be taken into account when immigrants apply for citizenship in India.  Many protesters believe the law is discriminatory ...

Trump administration floats xenophobic policy

Trump administration floats xenophobic policy

Samantha Klepfer

December 10, 2018

Since 1868, the United States Constitution has included the 14th Amendment stating, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” are to be given citizenship, according to the National Archives. According to Vox, this Amendment has been redefined a number of times and was finalized to include everyone, regardless of race or et...

Migrants in caravan deserve an opportunity

Art by Maggie Klaers

Talia Lissauer

December 3, 2018

Stereotypes are all around us, they generalize people. Immigrants and refugees have been given a terrible stereotype that has stuck with them: all immigrants are criminals and rapists. This stereotype is enforced by President Trump. When he started his campaign, he said Mexico and South America aren't ...

Legislation providing assistance to undocumented immigrants beneficial

Fair use from the city of St. Louis Park.

Eli Curran-Moore

January 17, 2018

With an estimated 100,000 undocumented immigrants in Minnesota according to Pew Research Center, St. Louis Park should work to pass further ‘sanctuary city’ legislation to offer protections, particularly as a diverse community that likely contains residents who are undocumented. People should fe...

Minneapolis passes sanctuary city ordinance

Partial photo of Minneapolis skyline taken Dec. 16. Minneapolis plans to take tangible steps in becoming a sanctuary city.

Mimi Fhima and Annabella Strathman

December 20, 2017

An ordinance passed by the Minneapolis City Council Dec. 13 gives protection to undocumented immigrants seeking to report a crime. If they are willing to cooperate in the investigation, this will grant them time to apply for U nonimmigrant status (a U visa), according to Adriana Cerrillo, a represen...

Citizenship process proves extensive

Citizenship process proves extensive

D'aviyan Robinson and Sumaya Mohamed

April 28, 2017

According to assistant to the attorney at Ostrom and Peterson LLC Rosie Guzman, acquiring citizenship can be done in a variety of ways. “You have to be a cardholder first to become a citizen,” Guzman said. “(Also), you can become a citizen based on marriage to a citizen, where you can file af...

Opinion: Trump attempts to evade legal action

Opinion: Trump attempts to evade legal action

Alexis Machoka

March 7, 2017

I stand against the ban on immigration and with those that have been affected and for the action to reverse the ban. President Donald Trump signed a heartless executive order in January declaring all immigrants would be banned from a list of seven countries for 90 days and all refugees for 120 da...

Executive order hits home

Signs of change: “I didn’t want people to feel hurt so I just thought if we put (the signs) up, at least someone’s going to smile.” -Zahra Mohamed, freshman.

Sam Orloff and Jayne Stevenson

February 11, 2017

As Freshman Zahra Mohamed thinks about her father’s trip overseas to Djibouti, she and her family worry about his ability to return. “He went back home to see his family and me and my brothers are worried if he can come back or not, so we just don’t know if he’s going to come back,” Moham...

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