St. Louis immigrants on edge as federal deportation sweep gets underway
Jul15

St. Louis immigrants on edge as federal deportation sweep gets underway

BEVO MILL – United States immigration authorities say they have begun a national sweep to reportedly capture and deport more than 1 million undocumented immigrants. St. Louis is not one of the ten major cities federal agents are targeting, but fear has been stoked in the small Latino population in south St. Louis along with other immigrant groups across the nation. The operation is likely to be one of the largest conducted by...

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Circus arts bring Puerto Rican, St. Louis children together
Jul13

Circus arts bring Puerto Rican, St. Louis children together

FOREST PARK – A group of children from Puerto Rico are getting a crash course in circus performing in St. Louis. Circus Harmony has teamed up with the National Circus School of Puerto Rico to create the unusual cross-culture educational experience. Jessica Hentoff of Circus Harmony says they’re part of a national network of circus groups, all looking to promote social change while entertaining. The children say...

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New citizens sworn in at the Old Courthouse
Jul04

New citizens sworn in at the Old Courthouse

DOWNTOWN – It is the side of American immigration that doesn’t get as much attention these days. Forty-nine people from a variety of nations stood before a federal judge in the rotunda of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday and were sworn in as American citizens. Not only did they have the traditional swearing-in ceremony, but the group was also given a pep talk by a St. Louis Blues hockey legend. Bobby...

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