More than any other group, Latinos in Minnesota remained in the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. But many found themselves on divergent paths.
MinnPost’s “New Americans” beat is dedicated to covering the state’s immigrant and refugee communities, chronicling the contributions and challenges faced by these groups as they transform the notion of what it means to be a Minnesotan in the 21st century.
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Earlier this week, DEED announced the hiring of Anisa Hajimumin as the agency’s new assistant commissioner for immigrant and refugee affairs.
During the pandemic, a report on Somali workers at an Amazon warehouse in Eagan was aided by Mukhtar Ibrahim’s ability to interview them in their native language.
The top officials in the DFL and Republican parties both said they hoped – in an era of increasing ethnic diversity in Minnesota – to find ways to create stronger bonds with immigrants and refugees.
Some early field work, such as outreach to the homeless, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the bulk of the census’ door-knocking campaign is now expected to begin in late May rather than in late April.
The lawsuit was filed by a group of parents in 2015 and is currently in mediation.
MinnPost caught up with Dr. Ayaz Virji, who moved with his family to Minnesota in 2013 and experienced some tensions after Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric in 2016.
No, refugees don’t receive free housing. Here are the basics of the program.
Beltrami County recently made news for voting not to accept refugees. No refugees had chosen to settle there in the last 10 years.
“This is the most joyful place in America tonight,” Rep. Dean Phillips said Saturday evening, as seemingly everyone in the entire Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center beamed hard-won smiles.
In addition to finding workers, many challenges continue to perplex small dairy farmers in Minnesota: an unusually wet growing season, competition from large-scale dairy operations, changing consumer habits and, perhaps most significantly, volatile milk prices.
The recent sanctuary declaration by the ELCA, the largest Lutheran denomination in the country and one of the most visible church bodies in Minnesota, has, predictably, drawn different responses.
Janssen Hang, a co-founder of HAFA, will will step into the executive director role on Sept. 22.
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.
Saturday’s Somali Independence Day Festival is the largest of its kind in North America, and kicked off a week’s worth of events.
A look at different statistics for 17 cultural groups in Minnesota helps illustrate how different residents are doing economically.
Fraud, dysfunction, failed policies and subpoenas all made their way into the report. What didn’t? Any evidence of a connection between Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program and funding for the al-Shabab terrorist organization.
Minnesota is home to more Liberians outside of Liberia than anywhere else and many face potential deportation under a Trump administration policy change. Clark attended the State of the Union address as a guest of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
“All hands on deck,” Liberian community leader Erasmus Williams implored a crowd of about 50 Friday evening at the Liberian Community Center in Brooklyn Park.
Michelle Rivero, director of Minneapolis’ Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, provides nuts-and-bolts information for anyone interested in helping out asylum seekers and would-be new Americans.