Jama co-founded PII Tech, LLC, which works with the government in Puntland to issue driver’s licenses and birth certificates as well as vehicle and business registrations.
The idea to visit the school came to Badri Mohamoud, a student teacher at Wellstone, as he worked on a final research project for his master’s program at Augsburg University.
Over time, an estimated 4,000 Somali residents have put down roots in Faribault. Some of those families have now lived in the Rice County city for more than two decades.
Omar Fateh, a candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives, says with a laugh, “They call me ‘the Somali without the accent.’ ”
The center is the first-of-its-kind effort, tailored to the plight of East African workers, many of whom don’t understand their workplace rights.
There are at least 15 Muslim candidates running for political positions in Minnesota this year. Some, of course, aren’t new to the state’s political scene. But many are.
Over the last 20 years, American Sign Language interpreters have seen their pay rise by $31 an hour. Over that same period, spoken language interpreters’ wages have gone up $2 per hour.
Michelle Rivero took the helm of the one-person office — dedicated to serving immigrant and refugee residents in Minneapolis — last week.
To understand the effectiveness of refugee resettlement agencies in America, researchers looked at the history and services of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.
Affluent families may shell out $4,000-$6,000 a year for club fees, a sum out of reach for many.
The Learn to Ride program from Cycles for Change helps adults who missed out on learning to ride a bike as children pick up the skill.
What you need to know about the origins of the separation policy; what President Trump’s most recent executive order means — and where things go from here.
‘This kind of decision makes you believe that people who look like us don’t really belong here,” says Amina Sharif, 20-year-old Minneapolis-native who’s also the daughter of immigrant parents from Somalia.
The Minnesota Food Association helps immigrants navigate the processes of securing land, learning to grow crops and finding a market for their produce.
Recently, service providers have noticed a drastic change in their interaction with business leaders. Instead of asking employers for job openings, they’re begging for employees.
“It’s nice that things are trending in a better direction,” said the Urban League’s Shawn Lewis, “but our nation has been way too tolerant about having higher levels of black unemployment.”
A protest planned for the Minnesota Capitol Friday is part of an ongoing effort to shine a light on the economic, education and immigration challenges Karen refugees face in Minnesota.
“Green Card Entrepreneur Voices” is the fifth book GCV has published since May 2017.
Attorneys closed down their firms last Friday and took to downtown Minneapolis streets to raise awareness about the government’s aggressive approach to intentionally separating children from their parents.
Just eight years ago, the share of male registered nurses in Minnesota was 8 percent; today, it’s 10 percent. The jobs are in-demand, pay well and provide varied experiences.