• New citizens take oath at Mall of America
    Shoppers stopped and watched Saturday at the Mall of America as 39 children and 41 adults were sworn in as new citizens of the United States.January 29, 2011
  • Chipotle exec responds to Minn. immigration audit
    When the Chipotle Mexican Grill dismissed hundreds of workers in Minnesota because they failed to produce proper documents allowing them to legally work in the United States, it sparked a backlash from some former employees and labor activists.January 25, 2011
  • State dept official: Census count of Somalis in MN is too low
    A high-ranking State Department official disputes the recently-released Census data on Minnesota's Somali population. Donald Yamamoto, the principal deputy for the State Department's Africa Bureau, says the numbers are too low.December 16, 2010
  • Is the DREAM Act dead?
    Senate Democrats have pulled a measure that would allow young Americans who are in the U.S. illegally to earn legal status through education or military service, but majority leader Harry Reid says he will try again later. Midmorning speaks with supporters and opponents of the DREAM Act.Midmorning, December 10, 2010
  • American Refugee Committee sets sights on Somalia
    Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee plans to set up a program in Somalia early next year. The group would be one of the few international aid organizations to base their operations in the lawless East African nation.December 9, 2010
  • Bill to help some illegal immigrants may be doomed
    The House passed legislation Wednesday to give hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally a shot at legal status, a fleeting victory for an effort that appears doomed in the Senate.December 8, 2010
  • Democrats face long odds on immigration measure
    The chance for hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally to gain legal status is dwindling as time runs out on the Democratic-controlled Congress.December 8, 2010
  • Minneapolis businessman buried in Somalia
    A Minneapolis-based Somali lawyer was buried Thursday, a day after he was shot in the Somali capital, his relatives said.November 25, 2010
  • Film fest brings a flood of Asian cinema to Mpls.
    For the next week or so, the group Minnesota Film Arts is bringing films from all over Asia to Minneapolis. The "In Search of Asia Festival" will present many kinds of movies from 12 different countries. The festival is aimed at under-served parts of the movie-going public, and it's drawing particular interest from the Hmong community.November 5, 2010
  • In St. Cloud, apartment shortage splits up families
    An area housing professional doesn't see a solution soon as developers and building owners likely don't think multi-bedroom, affordable rental housing, brings a big enough return.November 2, 2010
  • Mankato adjusts to growing diversity
    In the last decade, Mankato has attracted thousands of East African refugees and Latin American immigrants who are putting down roots and calling the area home.October 5, 2010
  • Minn. Somalis meet with FBI, denounce al-Shabab
    A group of elders in the Minneapolis Somali community on Wednesday publicly denounced al-Shabab, making it clear that they do not support the terror group they say is responsible for "sinister" acts of recruiting young Americans to fight in Somalia.September 1, 2010
  • Pew study: 95,000 illegal immigrants in Minnesota
    That number is down from an estimated 110,000 a year earlier. The numbers are deep in a national report that says illegal immigration has dropped for the nation as a whole, partly due to the poor economy.September 1, 2010
  • Feds arrest 370 criminal immigrants in Midwest bust
    Federal officials announced Friday they had arrested 370 immigrants who were in the U.S. illegally or convicted of other crimes as part of a three-day roundup in the Midwest.August 27, 2010
  • Eagan man admits harboring Mexican workers in his basement
    An Eagan man pleaded guilty Wednesday to harboring five Mexican workers who were in the country illegally.August 18, 2010

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