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Bill would add 18 months for people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Immigration court has a nearly two-year wait.
After the bill's near-unanimous passage in the House, longtime critics of the practice have raised concerns about the measure, leading to some second thoughts.
Arrivals hit a low of 66 statewide in March, roughly one-fifth the level of a year ago, before rebounding slightly in April. Somalis, who last fall were a majority of refugees in the state, made up less than a quarter of last month's arrivals, based on new data from the State Department.
NONFICTION: A young woman';s rejection of a "bride price" causes a family rift.
Immigration agents in Minnesota and surrounding states arrested considerably more people during the Trump administration's first couple of months than in early 2015 and 2016.
Minneapolis police have backed more than 80 percent of the visa applicants in recent years, putting it near the top nationally. St. Paul's rate, by contrast, has hovered around 10 percent. Some Twin Cities suburbs approve an even smaller share.
Rumors fuel fears, though enforcement hasn't changed dramatically.
For some in Minnesota's small community of Syrian expatriates, the overnight missile strike brought emotional whiplash: After deep disappointment with Trump, they were heartened by a move they hope will rein in that regime's brutality against civilians.
The Trump administration is weighing major changes that would affect the fate of unaccompanied minors from Central America, from expedited deportations to fines for parents who pay smugglers.