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Archives for July, 2018

ICE quest for detention sites puts Trump county on tightrope – The Associated Press

Immigrants have filled much of the gap in the workforce, yet residents remain divided on issues including immigration. More than 7,000 packed an Elkhart school gym in May to cheer Trump. But the county seat of Goshen — dotted with multilingual yard signs proclaiming “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor”— is a counterweight, home to a Mennonite college and large Latino population. The proposal for a detention center would jab at those complexities. Yoder jumped in first, trying for a dialogue instead of a dispute.