Minn. Ct. App. on IRCA, preemption, I-9s, perjury: Reynua

"The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324a (2006), preempts state prosecution of a job applicant for perjury or forgery involving the I-9 federal form for employment-eligibility verification." - State v. Reynua, Dec. 5, 2011 .

Minn. 'Notario' Taken Down by ICE, Local Cops

"Chris LaRiche seduced undocumented immigrants with lies, but he had a secret of his own." - Gregory Pratt, City Pages, Jan. 11, 2012 .

Miss Minnesota 2012: A Lao-American refugee

"Ask most folks in my home state to conjure up an image of Miss Minnesota and they will most probably come up with a tall, blonde, blue-eyed beauty who looks something like this: This year, however, Minnesotans chose a woman named Nitaya Panemalaythong, who was born in a Thai refugee...

New Twist to Racial Profiling: Hunting While Brown?

"Hispanic hunters say they were targets of racial discrimination." - Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2013 . "All Plaintiffs requested to produce a hunting license produced a facially valid hunting license. ... Pursuant to Minn. Stat. §97A.405, “License Requirements,”a person...

Minn. Attorney General Sues Immigration Scammer

"The Minnesota Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against against a woman and her companies for allegedly posing as an attorney and charging immigrants thousands of dollars for legal work on immigration matters that she was not authorized to perform. The lawsuit was filed against...