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.
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.
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.
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.
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.