Minnesota

At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Sep

As Welcoming Week (September 14-23) prepares to kick off, with hundreds of events scheduled around the country, National Skills Coalition is releasing a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. 

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Other

English Learners in Select States: Demographics, Outcomes, and State Accountability Policies

Report Author: 
Julie Sugarman & Courtney Geary
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Aug

As states shape and implement policies that hold K-12 schools and districts accountable for meeting federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates regarding the education of English Learners (ELs), this series of fact sheets provides an overview of EL student demographics and outcomes in select states. It aims to build understanding among parents, educators, community advocates, and others of the characteristics of ELs in their states, of achievement gaps between ELs and their peers, and of the accountability policies states are designing to monitor their progress.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Philanthropic Strategies to Support Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Report Author: 
Suzette Brooks Masters
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

Philanthropic Strategies to Support Refugees and Asylum Seekers profiles 10 donors' diverse approaches and strategies to supporting refugees and asylum seekers, and offers key lessons gleaned from their experience. These profiles are designed to provide a roadmap for supporting refugees, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied children seeking protection in the United States and abroad.

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Other

Addressing behavioral health disparities for Somali immigrants through group cognitive behavioral therapy led by community health workers

Report Author: 
Pratt, R., Ahmed, M., Noor, S., Sharif, H., Raymond, N., & Williams, C
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Dec

Community health workers have the potential to be utilized in a wide range of contexts, including to reduce mental health disparities among immigrant and refugee communities. This study examined the mental health outcomes for a group of Somali women in Minnesota, who come from a community where Western mental health services are often viewed as "a last resort". The women participated in a group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention delivered by trained Somali women community health workers.

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Other

The Contributions of New Americans in Minnesota

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Aug
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Other

Midwest Diagnosis: Immigration Reform and the Healthcare Sector

Report Author: 
Nicole Fisher
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Mar

Midwest Diagnosis: Immigration Reform and the Healthcare Sector

The supply of native-born health care professionals is not keeping pace with the rising demand for health care workers in the Midwest, especially to serve the rapidly growing elderly population.

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Other

The Economic Potential of African Immigrants in Minnesota

Report Author: 
Bruce P. Corrie
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 May

The Economic Potential of African Immigrants in Minnesota

The economic contributions of African immigrants in Minnesota are greater than previously estimated and deserve more attention from policymakers and mainstream businesses, according to this study funded by the McKnight Foundation.

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Other

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

Report Author: 
Steve Tobocman
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jul

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

According to Tobocman, the last half-decade has seen a convergence of interest between economic development specialists and advocates for immigrant integration.

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Other

Task Force on Foreign-Trained Physicians

Report Author: 
Minnesota Department of Health
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jan
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