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.
Initiatives the MAP Caucus has already discussed and hopes to work on include immigration and deportation, education, health, the environment and agriculture.
“I’ve seen at some of the speaking engagements I’ve done that people really want to do something positive in response to what’s happening,” said Michelle Rivero, director of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs at the City of Minneapolis.
“This is about people, about caring about people, and doing the right thing, doing the American thing,” said Pablo Tapia, one of the event’s organizers.
Del Campo Chacon’s eviction fight — part of a larger struggle among a group of families living in five Frenz properties on the same block — is a new chapter in a long story, one that includes allegations of fraud, unsanitary conditions, rent strikes and city intervention.
Most of the families have settled in St. Paul, Roseville and Little Canada, where they have bought homes, put their children through school and have well-paying jobs.
The team is tasked with helping students, staff and faculty navigate not only the consequences of the Trump administration’s travel ban, but the seeming constant changes to federal immigration policies.
Nine Hmong-American candidates have advanced through the primary and will be on ballots throughout the Twin Cities in November.
As demographic changes transform the student makeup of many classrooms around the state, they have also impacted the state’s high school sports scene.
Someone facing deportation in the Bloomington court who is not detained can expect to wait 1,060 days, or almost three years, before the case will be heard.
Omar Fateh, a candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives, says with a laugh, “They call me ‘the Somali without the accent.’ ”
Michelle Rivero took the helm of the one-person office — dedicated to serving immigrant and refugee residents in Minneapolis — last week.