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.
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.
Before his immigration status became public, Mzenga Wanyama feared speaking openly about his immigration status for fear of what others would think or say of him.
At issue is whether deferred action related to a pending U-visa — given to those who’ve been victims of a crime — actually defers people from deportation.
How hawala, the money transfer system at the center of a controversial story, actually works.
The program has been lauded by everyone from local immigrant communities to the White House. So why isn’t it helping more people?
Community activists and nonprofit leaders serving immigrant and refugees say the city’s effort to create the office is a step in the right direction.
Congressional offices started seeing an uptick in the number of inquiries immediately after the administration rolled out the so-called travel ban, in January 2017.
Only 57 refugees from Somalia have been resettled in Minnesota during the federal government’s current fiscal year. During the same period last year, that number exceeded 650.
David Gaither leads the International Education Center, which provides adult newcomers in the Twin Cities with language classes and the skills necessary for the workforce.
Authored by two economists from the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the report chronicles the past and present of immigration trends to the state.
A new play tells the tale of one man — and many others who’ve followed — and his journey from Somalia to Minnesota.
Kara Lynum, an immigration attorney in St. Paul, has led an effort to pool nearly $30,000 to help DACA recipients renew their status.
Yet whatever their niche, most local Somali-owned media outlets — including those that have been around for years — often struggle to generate revenue.
Today, Minnesota has more than 455,000 foreign-born residents, and 1 in 6 children born in Minnesota now has at least one immigrant parent.
Much of the reduction in the number of refugee resettlement has to do with the 120-day refugee suspension and the banning of travelers from several Muslims-majority countries.
From DACA to the travel ban, here are the stories that most impacted Minnesota immigrant and refugee communities.
Ahmed Hussen, who moved to Canada in 1993 as a refugee, was appointed earlier this year as the minister of immigration, refugee and citizenship.
How a group of deaf Somali-Americans are engaging immigrant and Muslim members of Minnesota’s deaf community, many of whom often encounter severe social isolation.
A new initiative examines gambling addiction in the community and provides support services to affected individuals and their family.
Showcasing the stories of the community gives Americans a perspective the mainstream media has long ignored: that Iraqis have also been victims of terrorism and violence in Iraq.