Mila Koumpilova | Star Tribune
Reporter | Immigration and cultures

Mila Koumpilova writes about immigration and Minnesota's immigrant communities. During more than a decade of reporting, she has been an education, general assignment and features reporter. A former North Dakota Rookie Reporter of the Year, she has received recognition from the national Education Writers Association, the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and others.


Rally fights deportation of Twin Cities labor leader

Supporters say return to Guatemala could put union organizer in harm's way.


Good sign or bad? Minnesota refugees study travel ban ruling for hints

Ban supporters say the decision largely vindicated Trump. But opponents point out that most refugees coming to Minnesota have family or other ties to the state, so few would be affected by the order.


Minnesota DACA recipients worry over White House's moves

Minnesota DACA recipients feel reassured yet still anxious after the Trump administration's announcement of keeping Obama-era program for children of immigrants.


Rising deportations to Somalia raise concerns in Minnesota

Eight months into the fiscal year, deportations to Somalia have already outpaced last year's record-setting numbers. Nationally, more than 260 people were deported to Somalia since October.


Effort underway to prevent deportation of man in viral video with Metro Transit officer

Attorneys are also weighing a formal complaint about the handling of the case by the officer, who has since resigned.


Annalee Stewart, U social work professor and gay rights advocate, dies at 89

The University of Minnesota social work professor and her partner each adopted sons from Korea as single women — a groundbreaking move in 1970s Minnesota.


Ellison joins bid to let West Africans from Ebola-affected countries stay in U.S.

Bill would add 18 months for people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.


Beset by backlogs, Minnesota immigration court due to add judges

Immigration court has a nearly two-year wait.


Minnesota bill against female genital mutilation raises opposition

After the bill's near-unanimous passage in the House, longtime critics of the practice have raised concerns about the measure, leading to some second thoughts.


'Uncertainty on all sides' as flow of refugees into Minnesota slows

Arrivals hit a low of 66 statewide in March, roughly one-fifth the level of a year ago, before rebounding slightly in April. Somalis, who last fall were a majority of refugees in the state, made up less than a quarter of last month's arrivals, based on new data from the State Department.