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WSU Professor Champions Legislation Ensuring Kansas Hospitals Have Qualified Interpreters

Feb 22, 2021
Khanh Nguyen / The Sunflower

When Veronica Mireles’ son complained he was in severe abdominal pain, she rushed him to a Wichita emergency room. No interpreter was provided for the Spanish-speaking family, and the teenager was told he may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. His doctor sent him home.

Condado De Sedgwick: Los Inmigrantes Indocumentados Deben Vacunarse

Feb 15, 2021
Hugo Phan / KMUW

Funcionarios del Condado de Sedgwick están aconsejando a los inmigrantes indocumentados que pueden recibir la vacuna COVID-19 sin exponerse a sí mismos o a sus familias a la vulnerabilidad legal de la aplicación de la ley de inmigración o de persecución civil o penal.

Sedgwick County: Undocumented Immigrants Should Get Vaccinated; Won't Face Legal Consequences

Feb 15, 2021
Matt Stamey/Wichita Journalism Collaborative

Sedgwick County officials are advising undocumented immigrants that they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine without exposing themselves or their families to legal vulnerability from immigration enforcement or from civil or criminal prosecution.

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GARDEN CITY – What happens when language differences get in the way of understanding the facts pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine? That’s the challenging reality many in southwest Kansas were facing until two medical professionals came together to start breaking down the barrier.

Despite COVID-19 risks and high unemployment rates last year, employers wanted to fill more jobs filled with H-2A guest workers in 2020.

Usually, high unemployment rates decrease the demand for H-2A workers. Diane Charlton, a professor of agricultural economics at Montana State University, says a 1% increase in a state’s unemployment rate is associated with a 5% decrease in demand for H-2A workers, according to a recent study. She says that trend didn't hold up in 2020. 

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In the almost three years between former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that the Trump administration was ending DACA, and Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling blocking that decision, undocumented immigrants enrolled in the program were left waiting.

GARDEN CITY, Kansas — Rohingya refugees have made southwest Kansas home, but now a pipeline for family reunification could get cut off.

Myanmar is one of the latest countries where refugees face a new ban on immigrant visas. The country’s Rohingya Muslim minorities have been fleeing genocide since 2015

Last week, President Donald Trump announced a new list of six countries subject to travel restrictions.  

Kansas Welcomes 175 New U.S. Citizens

Dec 3, 2019
Mya Acosta / KMUW

Two naturalization ceremonies held today at Century II welcomed and recognized 175 new U.S. citizens who will be living in Kansas.

The new citizens came to the United States from more than 30 different countries.

Go here to subscribe to the My Fellow Kansans podcast. This season, we look at the prospects of rural places.

DODGE CITY, Kansas — The history of this small city built on the cattle trade sets it apart from most towns in rural Kansas. The mere name of the place evokes recollections of the Wild West and the subsequent romancing of that age.

Yet Dodge City also stands apart from the region that surrounds it. This place is growing.

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Donaldo Morales caught a break when federal prosecutors declined to charge him after he was arrested for using a fake Social Security card so he could work at a Kansas restaurant.

But the break was short-lived. Kansas authorities stepped in and obtained a state conviction that could lead to Morales's deportation.

A state appellate court overturned the conviction, but Kansas appealed. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether states can prosecute immigrants like Morales who use other people's Social Security numbers to get a job.

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