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June 2, 2014
For refugees, help extends longer in Fargo
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Husni Hassan and his family left the unrest of Iraq and moved to Texas two years ago. There, he found peace, but something was missing. “It was very hard to find somebody from your culture who speaks your language,” said the 33-year-old from the Kurdistan...
news / state
June 2, 2014 - 7:00am
February 11, 2014
For Bhutanese, arranged marriage still common
FARGO — In a steamy apartment rich with the smell of curry, a pair of newlyweds sat on a loveseat Monday afternoon, accepting gifts and blessings in the Hindu tradition. Well-wishers stuck tika — a mix of red powder, rice and yogurt — to the couple’s foreheads and sprinkled...
news / state
February 11, 2014 - 7:31am
February 10, 2014
A place to build a future: Bhutanese refugees like Fargo
FARGO — A year ago, Harka Rai left behind the confines of a refugee camp and came to Fargo, where she, along with her parents and 13-year-old son, moved into an apartment in a public housing complex. Soon after arriving, Rai’s elderly mother slipped on the snowy ground and broke...
news / state
February 10, 2014 - 6:52am
October 19, 2010
Letter to the editor: Jamestown should be more welcoming to newcomers
I was born and raised in Jamestown and although I no longer reside there, I continue to read the paper daily. I am responding to the article "Police respond after job search leads to heated argument" in the weekend edition of The Jamestown Sun. I was disheartened by the argument that...
October 19, 2010 - 7:05am
Immigrants work to learn the language
GRAND FORKS -- Purna Acharya's English is coming along nicely. She is shy and soft-spoken, still a little tentative with the language. American slang still confounds her, as do some English phrases that seem natural to native speakers but illogical to people new to the language....
August 19, 2010 - 7:45am
May 31, 2010
Detained immigrants may help bring in census money
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Paulo Sergio Alfaro-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant being held at a detention center in Washington state, had no idea that the federal government would count him in the census. No one gave him a census form. No one told him his information would be culled from...
May 31, 2010 - 4:34pm
May 22, 2010
Illegal laborers detained in Oakes
FARGO (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol said it detained 32 male farm laborers in Oakes after the workers acknowledged they were in the country illegally. The men were detained on Wednesday, after Oakes police made a traffic stop on May 14 and asked the Border Patrol for help with Spanish...
May 22, 2010 - 7:28am
February 20, 2010
UND conference to focus on immigrants
The University of North Dakota's Conflict Resolution Center and community groups working with new immigrants plan a weeklong conference in June to examine the challenges and opportunities of increased cultural diversity in Grand Forks. As people arrive from places such as Nepal,...
February 20, 2010 - 7:52am
January 12, 2010
Group proposes program to help immigrants become citizens
GRAND FORKS -- City leaders here appeared receptive Monday to a National League of Cities proposal for a local "action for immigrant integration" program based on encouraging immigrants to become citizens. "People want to do what's best for their families; that's why they're here,"...
nation and world / news
January 12, 2010 - 7:38am
September 22, 2009
Letter to the editor: Liechty wasn't defending a broken immigrant system
A recent letter to The Jamestown Sun calls on Mayor Clarice Liechty to explain her comments regarding illegal immigrants getting health care. The writer then provides a list or horrors supposedly caused by illegal aliens. The gist of the letter is that Liechty must account for all...
letters / opinion
September 22, 2009 - 7:20am
September 18, 2009
Letter to the editor: Liechty should explain her comments on illegal aliens
I write in response to Mayor Clarice Liechty's statement at an Aug. 21 town hall meeting that illegal immigrants in the U.S. need health care, according to The Jamestown Sun. Maybe she can explain this to the family of Nick Erfle. Erfle was born and raised in Fessenden, N.D. He,...
letters / opinion
September 18, 2009 - 7:22am
August 24, 2009
Letter to the editor: Illegal immigrants should never get free health care
The health care debate has been front page news for quite some time. The emotions unleashed by this debate speak to the concern of all Americans about this subject. We have heard and read about conflicting opinions as to what is in the actual bill. There is one issue that does not...
August 24, 2009 - 12:46pm