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December 1, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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Threat against Ilhan Omar leads to Twitter Ban

In case you haven’t heard, here’s the lead of an November 30th article from NBC News:

Ilhan Omar’s opponent banned from Twitter after suggesting congresswoman should be hanged

“Violent rhetoric inevitably leads to violent threats, and ultimately, violent acts,” Omar said in response to the threatening tweets from Republican candidate Danielle Stella.

You can find the rest of the article at https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/ilhan-omar-s-opponent-banned-twitter-after-suggesting-congresswoman-should-n1093626?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

November 4, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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Immigration looms over contested Minnesota school referendum

Check out the impacts of immigration on Worthington schools and on growing city businesses.

November 4, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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“Judge blocks Trump rule that would have required immigrants to prove they will have health insurance before getting visas”

According to the AP article published in the Chicago Tribune,

A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas.

U.S. District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the rule from going into effect Sunday. It’s not clear when he will rule on the merits of the case.

Seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday contending the rule would block nearly two-thirds of all prospective legal immigrants.

The lawsuit also said the rule would greatly reduce or eliminate the number of immigrants who enter the United States with family sponsored visas. https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-immigration-health-insurance-rule-20191103-twdssy72uzhhxgnmisluwneqtm-story.html

October 12, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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Neil Gaiman: “Each of us has the right to say #IBelong.”

September 20, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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“After panel canceled, CAIR director calls protesters a ‘small fringe group of haters'”

According to the St. Cloud Times,

The panel discussion on dismantling hate crimes wasn’t meant to be controversial.

It was planned as part of a series of forums hosted by the St. Cloud Human Rights Commission, which has previously hosted public forums on housing, bullying and the city’s community policing agreement.

But instead of being able to host a community discussion Wednesday evening, the event at St. Cloud Library was postponed over safety concerns — and now organizers are “working with community partners, local law enforcement, and the FBI to plan a future forum that is safe,” states a news release issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. (https://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2019/09/19/after-panel-canceled-cair-director-calls-protesters-fringe-hate-group-jaylani-hussein-st-cloud/2373650001/)

The article has lots of helpful details that can give you a fuller picture of the cancellation of this local event.

September 19, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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panel on dismantling hate crimes postponed

As you see, the St. Cloud forum on hate crimes, scheduled for last night at the community library, was postponed by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights because of safety concerns. You can read more about it in the St. Cloud Times.

State postpones St. Cloud hate crimes forum, cites safety concerns
“Our community deserves better,” says state Human Rights commissioner. Partners are working to “plan a future forum that is safe”

 

September 4, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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AOC on legal immigration

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