Articles by Ibrahim Hirsi
Resettlement agencies in Minnesota are grappling with Trump’s restrictions on refugee arrivals
Refugee-serving agencies in Minnesota are finding new ways to adapt to the changing refugee-services landscape — by shifting resources and tapping into new demographics.
In fight for better working conditions, Somalis find their voice
Labor advocacy may be new to Somalis in Minnesota, but it’s a story well-known to the German, Scandinavian and Eastern European immigrants of years gone by. Here’s how a new generation of immigrants is making change.
Low-income immigrants in Minnesota shying away from benefits, even with Trump rules still weeks away
Fearful of being labeled as “public charges” and jeopardizing their chances of becoming permanent residents, many low-income immigrants in Minnesota are not enrolling in public-assistance programs.
Lured by jobs and housing, Karen refugees spread across Minnesota
A small but growing number of families are leaving the Twin Cities and putting down roots in Greater Minnesota.
‘Create your own world’: Minnesota's Somali writers make their mark
At least a dozen Somali authors have published or are publishing children’s books, novels and memoirs about their community. The effort, centered in Minnesota, is revolutionizing the community’s age-old oral tradition.
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