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.
The school’s Music Unite Minneapolis program will consist of a free three-week course in music-making that’s open to any and all refugees.
Assessing not just the costs, but the economic benefits immigrants and refugees have created in the city.
The Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota released its first documentary three years ago. On Sunday, it will premiere another.
Only one Minnesota resident has been confirmed to be among the dead in the bombing, but the incident has affected Minneapolis’ Somali-American community in myriad other ways.
Aside from the print newspaper, ZeHabesha has a robust online edition and a strong presence on social media, with more than a million followers on Facebook.
The class was born out of casual discussions between Lynn Olson, a retired Anoka County judge and founder of Language Central, and the nonprofit’s Latino students.
Farhio Khalif founded the shelter after seeing an unusually high number of domestic abuse cases involving mothers and young girls in the Twin Cities’ East African community.
Known as Dreamers, more than 6,000 Minnesotans who came to the U.S. as children are in the DACA program, which lets recipients legally work and provides temporary protection from deportation.
Issa Mansaray is organizing a community gathering that hopes to push Sierra Leone leaders to more effectively address some of the country’s recurring problems.
A new program is trying to raise awareness about the health consequences of tobacco use among Twin Cities’ Karen people, a community that has unusually high rates of tobacco use.
Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center and Islamic Da’wa Center are organizing classes that would provide imams and community members training on how to respond to harassment and threats.
“I still stay in touch with these women, which is really nice,” said the 87-year-old Hedren. “It’s lovely. I’m proud of that part of my life.”
League Secretary Emilio Lopez traces Liga Latina’s beginnings to 1997, when Latin American immigrants began getting together in the Twin Cities for scrimmages.