NY Times: In FY 2017, record number of Somalis were deported from US to Somalia

Adding more information to the strange story we reported yesterday about an ICE flight to Africa carrying 92 Somalis destined to go home to Somalia but instead did a U-turn and returned to the US after landing in Senegal. Minnesota immigration lawyer Kim Hunter talked to the NY Times about her Somali clients.  http://www.kimhunterlaw.com/staff/ The NY […]
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Plane with deportees lands in Africa and then returns to US without dropping off Somalis

This is a very strange story this morning at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Thanks to reader Margaret for sending. When the ICE plane touched down in Dakar, seems there was a problem getting a crew that had enough rest in order for the nearly 6,000 mile upcoming leg of the trip to continue from Dakar […]
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White House “New Senior Adviser for Refugees” still a mystery

Over a week ago, the Heritage Foundation tooted their horn in an e-mail that they had visited the White House with their “Roadmap for Reform” for the US Refugee  Admissions Program. You learned about that visit here. In their e-mail Heritage said this: Last Thursday, they briefed Admiral Hall on their report at the National […]
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Supreme Court says Trump travel ban can be enforced for now

Truth be told, I never fully immersed myself in the travel ban issue as I saw it as separate from what I’ve been concentrating on. I’ve thought from the beginning that the President should never have mixed the two issues (US Refugee program and a travel restriction) in that first Executive Order and thus thoroughly […]
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Twin Falls, ID ‘Interfaith’ group to celebrate diversity today after “hate crime” in October

Get ready Humboldt, TN because in a few years your small city (that is now welcoming a labor-hungry meatpacking plant) will have the joys of diversity visited upon you too. For new readers Chobani Yogurt (BIG YOGURT) in Twin Falls is one of several food processing factories to enjoy the refugee labor being sent their […]
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