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.


Somali-Minnesotans rush to help bomb victims in Mogadishu

They're joining with a growing number of Minnesota Somalis who have returned to the country of their roots.


Advocates worry the Trump administration might crack down on visa overstays

The Trump administration signaled it may make visa enforcement a higher priority.


Minnesota Somalis are shaken by bombing in Mogadishu

But many in North America's largest Somali community said the attack would not chill local efforts to help homeland.


Kaler proposes 15% tuition hike for out-of-state students at the U

Students from Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Manitoba would not be affected by the increase, thanks to a reciprocity agreement with those states.


Minnesota county jails do brisk business with ICE

The five Minnesota jails that house immigration detainees have seen those inmate populations grow markedly this year amid the Trump administration's tighter enforcement.


From kidney disease to DACA, uncertainty besets Minnesota brothers

In the weeks before surgery, 25-year-old Carlos grappled with mixed emotions over Jeremy's gift. Then, a White House announcement cast another layer of doubt.


Time, clemency running out for longtime Minnesota immigrant

Jacobo Gabriel-Tomas of Worthington says he holds on to some hope but is preparing to leave.


Minnesota joins suit challenging end to DACA program

The legal action aims to preserve Obama-era help for young immigrants.


DACA's demise intensifies battle on immigration in Minn.

Within hours of last week's announcement that the Trump administration is ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a diverse cast of Minnesotans with a stake in the program sprang to action.


Minnesota braces for end to program for young immigrants

In Minnesota, young immigrants, businesses, leaders and advocates still pressing Congress to spare DACA program.