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Mexico suspends activist visits to migrant detention centers

January 28, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has temporarily suspended visits by civic, activist and religious groups to migrant detention centers.Such visits have long served as a safeguard to check on the treatment of migrants, some of...

Experts say UK should lower salary threshold for immigrants

January 28, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A panel of immigration experts says Britain should lower the salary threshold for immigrants after Brexit and urged the government to quickly set up new migration rules once the U.K. leaves the European Union.The Conservative government...

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

By MARK SHERMAN | January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers.Under the new policy, immigration...

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

By JOSH BOAK and MIKE CATALINI | January 27, 2020

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there.Cape May County on the southern tip...

Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing garden

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | January 25, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol, reacting to a breach it discovered in a steel-pole border wall believed to be used by smugglers, gave activists no warning this month when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden on an iconic bluff overlooking...

DeKalb High School to host Dr. Eduardo Cabrera

By Northern Star Staff | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — The DeKalb History Center and Parent University will be hosting author Dr. Eduardo Cabrera 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The event will be at DeKalb High School in the Forum room.Cabrera is doing a presentation in Spanish on his book “9 Cuentos...

Migrant caravan stirs politics

Migrant caravan stirs politics

By Chris Grask | November 4, 2018

A migrant caravan from central America is on a collision course with the U.S. military as they head toward the U.S-Mexico border. A massive influx of civilians coming in is a fake-hysteria story and should not be worried about. This caravan is a media...

Letter to the Editor: Coming out of the Shadows photo unfair

By Adam Lopez | April 15, 2014

It is very irresponsible journalism to use the corporate flag image for the Coming Out of the Shadows event coverage.Of all the photos that could have been used to legitimately represent this event — the student-made banner, the crowd, a speaker —...

Speaker: Work in history important

Speaker: Work in history important

By Jack Manning | February 5, 2014

Historian Mario Sifuentez urged students to see the importance in work as a historian at a Latino Resource Center presentation Tuesday night.Sifuentez, University of California assistant history professor, is writing a book about immigrant workers, documented...

Exhibit honors city’s immigrants

By Keisha Howerth | October 14, 2013

The fall exhibit at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St., celebrates history, genealogy and immigration through the lives of the Pesut family.A Memorial Tribute to the Pesut Family: Croatian Immigrant Experience in Finn Town, DeKalb, will...

Melanie, an undocumented student at NIU, prepares for a final exam. She currently has a 4.0 GPA.

Undocumented students work toward better life at NIU

By Kelly Bauer | May 6, 2013

Editor’s note: The names of “Ernesto,” “Melanie” and “Ana” have been changed to protect the identity of sources. One of Ana’s earliest memories is of crossing the border into the United States. The NIU student was 5 years old when she...

Immigration the focus of Women’s History Month

By Kyla Gardner | March 2, 2011

Throughout March, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to pack up their lunch and migrate to the nearest Women's History Month event to learn about immigration issues. The NIU Women's Studies Program will host a variety of events during March...