Bukola Oriola is among 11 council members President Obama picked last month to make recommendations on federal policies addressing human trafficking in the U.S.
Gatherings like Tuesday’s viewing party have become a tradition for Minneapolis’ Somali-American community since Obama took office in 2008.
Abdi Phenomenal wants to start conversations about the issues and to encourage members of the community to create a supportive environment for those struggling with the conditions.
Who are they; where are they coming from; and how do they affect the state’s work force?
“Egypt is sometimes cold,” although it isn’t cold enough for a coat, noted newcomer Ladan Aden. “There’s no snow there.”
“I believe that if Somalia is not safe, nowhere is actually safe,” said Waheid Siraach, who works for the Metro Transit police.
The low-power FM station KALY opened its doors in September, making it the first Somali-American station licensed by the Federal Communication Commission.
To understand the problem, we need a history check: Who were the first undocumented workers? Who’s benefited from past amnesties? How did we get into the present situation?
Steps for potential refugees include multiple background checks, several intense interviews with immigration authorities, and Department of Homeland Security security screenings, Jane Graupman said at the U of M.
Many are getting their licenses in teaching, while others are becoming school counselors and social workers.
Scores of Minnesotans — including Coon Rapids city officials — assembled Sunday in support of Asma Jama, woman who was attacked recently for speaking Swahili in a restaurant.
The data released by the Census Bureau provides the most detailed, up-to-date information available on languages spoken in the U.S.
Amid talk of the current crisis in the Middle East — the discussion turned back, again and again, to why Minnesota remains a destination for so many refugees.
More than 1.3 million U.S. immigrants who attained higher degrees from universities in their native countries are un- or under-employed, says a report by the Migration Policy Institute.
Omar recently announced her bid for the House seat in Minneapolis, which will pit her against the same candidates who faced off in 2014: incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Mohamud Noor.
The Los Angeles Times described U of M professor Erika Lee’s book as “long overdue.”
A look at how much immigration has changed Minnesota.