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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. Contact Mila securely using PGP: 65DB DD53 2C22 7850 466C CA32 4BF4 9B08 B9E7 EA6F

Minn. Liberians rally to salvage deportation protection program

As program expires, many cite jobs and deep ties to the state

Hmong women see #MeToo as opening to speak about abuse

Hmong women's advocates publicly tackled issues of sexual misconduct long before the national MeToo conversation gained traction last fall. But they say the movement has lent new momentum to their cause.

Augsburg prof to return next month to ICE office after visit backed by supporters

Students and other supporters of a longtime Augsburg professor facing possible deportation showed up at ICE headquarters.

Immigration rift has Sheriff Rich Stanek caught in the middle

E-mails show immigrant advocates as well as federal enforcement agency wary of the Hennepin County sheriff.

Efforts underway to block deportation of Somalis

Minnesota attorneys say ICE flights to Somalia unsafe.

High school graduation rates hit record high in Minnesota

In Minneapolis, the overall graduation rate dipped by one percentage point; St. Paul graduation rates inched up one point. A wide gap between white students and students of color persists.

Judy Farmer, longtime Minneapolis school board member, dies at 82

In 27 years on the board, she was a voice on the national education scene and a force in Twin Cities progressive politics.

Threat of deportation hangs over wrongful firing lawsuit

Immigrant plaintiff asks to testify via live video.

Supporters say family's activism triggered New Brighton man's immigration arrest

Detainee had advocated for immigrants, and his wife was in recent media stories.

U ramps up sexual misconduct prevention program

"We know there is a problem on our campus," the U's president told Minnesota regents. "It has got to stop."