Month: June 2018

Thousands in Minneapolis protest Trump immigration policies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Thousands of people are rallying in downtown Minneapolis to protest U.S. immigration policies as demonstrations are held nationwide. The Star Tribune reports that marchers poured into the Minneapolis Convention Center area Saturday a…

Man arrested on rape charge, referred to ICE

BOSTON (AP) – A Brazilian immigrant being held on rape and assault charges in Massachusetts has been referred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Officials from the Barnstable County Sheriff’s office say Saturday Antonio Ferreira is…

Immigration rally held in southwestern Kansas’ Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) – Quiet reflection, not bullhorns and chants, was seen at a rally to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies in southwestern Kansas. About 100 people turned out Saturday for a rally in Dodge City, Kansas. Sponsored…

Immigration protests held in nearly 2 dozen Michigan cities

DETROIT (AP) – Hundreds of people gathered in Detroit and nearly two dozen other Michigan cities to add their voices to nationwide protests over the detention of immigrant families. Detroit police estimated that more than 250 people marched Saturday th…

Iowa father disturbed by immigration policy organizes rally

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) – A central Iowa father says he was inspired to organize a rally in support of immigrant families after seeing news on Father’s Day of children separated from their parents who had recently crossed the U.S. border. About 125 peo…

Protesters rally in Indianapolis against family separation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Hundreds of people gathered near the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis to protest the detention of immigrant families. Protesters carried signs saying, “Try to walk in their shoes,” ”We are all immigrants” and “Families b…

Idaho GOP delegates talk immigration, marriage at convention

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Republicans have spiked a last-ditch effort calling for harsher punishments for employers who hire workers living the country illegally. Delegates discussed the issue Saturday while finalizing amendments to the Idaho Repub…