If you're a Republican and are wondering why we sometimes have difficultly taking your party seriously, consider that the following paragraphs consist of a real story written about a real elected official who just three years ago was one of the country's foremost GOPers.Just days after we took liber ... More >>
A retail custodian sexually assaulted by her boss fights back despite her immigration status
Amir Abd El Malak, owner of Stillwater's Land of Pharaohs massage parlor, has been deported after he was sentenced to 10 years' probation for fondling female clients.SEE ALSO: Isabel Diaz-Castillo, alleged south Mpls baby snatcher, is in U.S. illegally, may be deportedIn January, a jury convicted Ma ... More >>
If DFLers on the House and Senate Transportation Policy Committees have their way, Minnesota will soon become the fifth state allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license.SEE ALSO: Albert Lea sign controversy: "Deport Illegals" message sparks protestYesterday, on a party-line 10-7 vote, ... More >>
A majority of Minnesotans would favor an immigration proposal that creates a path to citizenship for those here illegally, according to a Star Tribune poll. SEE ALSO: SEIU protests Wells Fargo over political contributions, immigration
SEE ALSO:-- Mpls becomes first city to declare support for Obama's DREAM Act policy-- Chipotle faces fresh federal scrutiny more than year after mass firing of Latinos in Minnesota-- Ed Hansen, Confederate flag-flying West St. Paul City Council member, back in troubleLater today, people will gather ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously declared its support for President Barack Obama's recently announced policy suspending deportation for undocumented young folks. The Obama Administration announced the new policy June 15, which allows illegal immigrants who were brought here as children by ... More >>
Cops will have to ask brown people for their papers
The "Lothario Notario," Chris LaRiche, is Mexico's problem now. LaRiche, a con man whose story we chronicled in a January feature, was deported to Mexico yesterday after he was sentenced in Hennepin County for stealing thousands of dollars from undocumented immigrants who trusted him with their liv ... More >>
Chris LaRiche, the "Lothario Notario" whose crimes we detailed in a January cover story, was sentenced for theft-by-swindle this morning. Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Paul Scoggin opened the hearing with an overview of the case: Mario Alberto Martinez-Alanis used a stolen identity, "Chris LaR ... More >>
This January, we brought you "The Lothario Notario," a feature exposing a local con artist who scammed hundreds of immigrants out of thousands of dollars.Chris LaRiche set up an office downtown at the Fifth Street Towers and claimed he could help undocumented immigrants fix their legal status. H ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Lothario Notario," reveals how a local man allegedly scammed undocumented immigrants with false promises of citizenship.Mario Alberto Martinez-Alanis used the fake name "Chris LaRiche" and promised to get jobs and legal status for undocumented immigrants who came to ... More >>
Chipotle boss says immigration system "is really messed up."Chipotle boss Monty Moran wants comprehensive immigration reform after immigration raids cost the company hundreds of jobs in Minnesota. Chipotle began a mass-firing of Minnesota employees last December after immigration authorities ... More >>
SEIU protested political contributions, anti-immigrant politics at Wells Fargo.SEIU Local 26 led a protest at Wells Fargo Saturday afternoon demanding an end to Wells Fargo's support of private prison and anti-immigrant politicians. The event's organizers argue that Wells Fargo invites immigrant ... More >>
Jonathan Rubio-Segura is a murderer, at least according to Hennepin County jurors.Jurors deliberated for five hours before deciding Jonathan Rubio-Segura's fate in his murder trial this afternoon. The verdict: guilty. Rubio-Segura was hanging out in downtown Minneapolis last spring, drunk, when ... More >>
The ICE-men cometh to bust more undocumented workers.It's a bad time to be an undocumented worker in Minnesota. Fresh off this winter's mass firings at Minnesota Chipotle restaurants, and a year after 1,200 local janitors were fired from ABM janitorial services, Immigration and Customs Enfor ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Do illegal immigrants depress American wages?We're not going to solve the illegal immigration debate here and now, but the story we broke yesterday about Chipotle going on a mass-firing binge of Latino workers prompted some smart comments from some of our readers. We want to highlight one.
Project Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
Phoenix deputy's tale of being shot by drug smugglers doesn't add up
Part of the Amongst Us series
A penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Green Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: 'ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Photo: ICESureno members were among those arrestedImmigration and Customs Enforcement agents said today they've arrested 18 members from notorious gangs including Sureno-13 and Vatos Locos working the drug trade in Minneapolis, Bloomington and Richfield. The arrests came after a weeklong op ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Murdered Southern Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death
From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border
No Mexicans need apply, as far as Steve Drazkowski's concernedHe threatened he'd do it, and now he has: Republican state Rep. Steve Drazkowski has introduced a bill in the Minnesota House he says is modeled after the hardline anti-immigration law just passed in Arizona. "The Democrats won't ... More >>
American Kennel ClubIf there's one thing Republicans are good at, it's the good old-fashioned shock-and-awe approach. This one has our jaws dropping. Pat Bertroche, a GOP congressional candidate in Iowa's Third District, has a unique approach to the nation's illegal immigration policy. It's ki ... More >>
Activists want Americans to remember the "real" illegal immigrants at Thanksgiving.
Minnesota corporation mistakenly sells "Illegal Alien" costume
The costume banned by Target and embraced by anti-immigration activists probably wasn't Made in the USA.
Anti-immigrant groups are urging followers to buy the costume and wear it this Halloween to protest Target's decision.
Gov. Pawlenty has announced his (sort of) new proposal to address illegal immigration in Minnesota. Will there be any takers?
You know it is getting close to election time for Governor Tim Pawlenty when he starts bashing immigrants.
Over at his Ethnic Trends blog, Dr. Bruce Corrie rebuts the Pawlenty Administration's recent "illegal immigrants cost too much" report in a manner that manages to be both succinct and relatively comprehensive.
The justice department fights to deport a Somali refugee
Meet the neighbors
A last-minute maneuver by President Clinton provides a loophole for immigrants seeking citizenship
A new INS policy might make all the difference in the world for a child with a birth defect
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.
A felon, his father, and U.S. immigration law
Critics say Minnesota's vaunted effort to make courts fairer is all talk and no action.