In recent months, immigration assistance centers throughout Minnesota have seen a conspicuous spike in the enrollment in citizenship classes.
Throughout the three decades Somali-Americans have lived in Minnesota, they’ve had a complex relationship with mainstream media — an experience that’s become especially fraught in the last decade.
Today, Hmong-American church leaders in the Twin Cities find themselves playing the unexpected role: bridging a cultural divide between older and younger generations.
A group of Somali-American day care owners recently banded together to form The Minnesota Minority Childcare Association to fight misconceptions about their businesses and educate owners about regulatory issues.
Under the ruling, travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries can only be allowed entry if they have “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
A cultural divide between the older generation and younger Somali-Americans has many millennials feeling unwelcome at the community’s mosques.
On a June night, Shir Tikvah congregants welcomed members of Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, from the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, for an iftar.
Today, churches throughout Minnesota are working to respond to the lack of Spanish-speaking priests and pastors in different ways.
Though many foreign-born entrepreneurs appreciate the state’s progressive politics, they are also well aware of the tendency among white Minnesotans to keep their distance from immigrant-owned businesses.
Since Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were declared Ebola free in 2015 and 2016, the U.S. government notified TPS holders several months ago that it wouldn’t renew their status.
Adding fresh perspective, Klas Bergman also considers the future of this political legacy — and whether it will live on as new waves of immigrants put down roots in the state.
The James H. Binger Center for New Americans offers traditional classroom instruction while also giving students the chance to participate in actual cases.
Hablando Franco, a new Spanish-language podcast, was launched by Mitch Roldan and Antonio Elias to offer context and analysis to the news being discussed in Minnesota’s Latino community.
A new book confirms what many in the Somali-American community have long theorized: that the Somali community in the Twin Cities is more engaged than those in other parts of the U.S.
For the three years he served as federal prosecutor, Luger walked a fine line — between building relationships with members of the community and prosecuting others on terrorism-related charges.
As the executive director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, John Keller has become one of the most prominent advocates for immigrants and refugees in the state.
While layoffs are inevitable for most resettlement organizations, executives say they are trying to redeploy most employees to other service programs within the organizations.
The books are a part of Green Card Voices’ work to strengthen ties, through storytelling, between immigrants and their new neighbors.
The memo calls for expediting the removal of an estimated 11 million undocumented residents in the United States, including those charged with non-violent offenses.
While the national political climate has grown hostile to immigrants, Minnesota needs them more than ever, says a U of M study.