What struck me was the picture, those expensive phones. Myself, no way could I afford one.
That is the question that the Twin Cities Pioneer Pressseeks to answer in a longish article published yesterday.
(Was it ever really out, or were Minnesotans kept in the dark and never asked?)
Employing a technique we have become accustomed to seeing, reporter Bob Shaw uses a family as his ‘poster family’ that seems to be the kind of people America can absorb—hardworking, speak English, grateful—so as to get your sympathy juices flowing. But otherwise, I think it is was a pretty balanced and generally factual piece.
It’s long and chock-full of information. Here are some snips that interested me and I wanted to comment on (emphasis is mine):
Minnesota has the highest number of refugees per capita nationwide, according to the U.S. Census and refugee-support agencies. With 2 percent of the nation’s population, Minnesota has 13 percent of its refugees.
The cutback in the refugee inflow has…
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