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The push for inclusion is part of a national effort.
Immigration detention brings jobs, cash to the county. The county board has already moved ahead with a submission for another contract with ICE.
Conversations around racism and who counts as an American are springing up.
Somali-Canadian activist went back to broadcast "the other side of Somalia."
"People are in constant fear" with the raids planned across the country, and immigration advocates work to inform them about their rights.
For Mohamed Daoud and Abdi Warsame, the job is more than joining the St. Paul Fire Department — it is also being at community gathering places to talk about their jobs.
NONFICTION: When a Muslim doctor moved to small-town Minnesota he received a warm welcome. And then Trump was elected, and things changed.
Opponents have argued that including a citizenship question would reduce participation in the 2020 census, leading to a less accurate count.
Business is down in a thriving immigrant hub in Minneapolis and residents are on high alert as President Trump steps up his threat of deportations.
The state has 52,333 people who report Somali ancestry — the largest concentration in America. How they ended up in the Upper Midwest is a combination of available jobs and a generally welcoming populace.