Hmong in Minnesota (2009) Minnesota has always been a land of immigrants. Successive waves have each made their own way, found their place, and made it their home. The Hmong are one of the most recent immigrant groups, and their remarkable and moving story is told in Hmong in Minnesota. The book's author, Chia Youyee Vang, was born in Laos and as a child escaped with her family to the United States. An assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, she specializes in the study of Hmong community-building efforts.
New Americans in the North Star State: The Political and Economic Power of Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians in Minnesota (2009)
Report by the Immigrant Policy Center
The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota (October, 2009) Report by Katherine Fennelly and Anne Huart
The Unraveling of the American Dream: Foreclosures in the Immigrant Community of Minneapolis (March 2009) Ryan Allen an Assistant Professor, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota reports on the recent increase in foreclosures and the impact on Minnesota's immigrant communities.
Ethnic Capital and Minnesota's Future (March, 2008). Bruce P. Corrie. Concorida University - St. Paul, Minnesota.
Diversity Coalitions in Rural Minnesota Communities (Winter, 2007). Tamara Downs Schwei and Katherine Fennelly. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).
Report on Somali Youth Issues (January, 2007). Shukri Adan and Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.
State and Local Policy Responses to Immigration in Minnesota (July, 2006). Katherine Fennelly. Draft Report to the Century Foundation. The report examines phenomena such as rapid increases in immigration to Minnesota and political changes that have influenced policies and attitudes. The report includes demographic data, interviews with policymakers and immigrant leaders and highlights of surveys with native-born residents of the state.
Economic Impact of Immigrants (May 25, 2006). Office of the Legislative Auditor. Through gauging impact on wages, jobs, prices and businesses, this report indicates that undocumented immigrants may give more to Minnesota than they take. In addition it questions the Pawlenty report.
Immigration in Minnesota: Challenges and Opportunities (Revised May, 2006). League of Women Voters of Minnesota Education Fund. The study includes information about the history of immigration to Minnesota, the major groups arriving recently, the education of adult immigrants and legal issues faced by immigrants.
Ethnic Trends Blogspot (2006). Bruce Corrie Ph.D. Economic statistics relevant to the immigration discussion in Minnesota.
The Impact of Illegal Immigration in Minnesota (December 8, 2005). Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty released a report prepared by the Office of Strategic Planning & Results Management which fails to address the benefits of immigration to Minnesota's economy and appears timed to coincide with state and national legislative initiatives. The Office of the State Demographer did not participate in the report and issued a statement directing any questions to the Department of Administration, which oversees the office preparing the report. Experts estimate that undocumented immigrants contribute $1.56 billion to Minnesota's economy annually.
Immigrants in Minnesota: Discovering Common Ground (October, 2004). The Minneapolis Foundation. The report promotes positive discussion about the contributions of Minnesota's immigrants and provides information on the immigrant groups that have significant representation in the state.
Immigrants and Health (March, 2004). Kara Meade. Greater Twin Cities United Way. This report is the third in a series of reports that focuses on immigration. The first report includes brief descriptions of immigrant communities in the Twin Cities metro area and the second addresses many of the questions, perceptions, and misperceptions regarding the impact of immigration on the economy. For copies of these reports please contact Nancy Bolin at (612) 340-7560.
The Rise of New Immigrant Gateways (February, 2004). Audrey Singer. This report mentions how the Twin Cities is re-emerging as an important immigrant gateway, following a strong immigration tradition at the beginning of the 20th century which had waned until recently.
Faces of Change (2004). Phil Davies. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In a flashback to the early 20th century, immigrants from all over the world are settling in the district, and not just in its inner cities.
The Government Response to Domestic Violence Against Refugee and Immigrant Women in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Neighborhoods (2004). The Advocates for Human Rights. The report highlights the progams and initiatives that protect refugee and immigrant women from domestic abuse in Minnesota and examines the serious obstacles they face in accessing protection, government services, and accountablity for their abusers.
Estimates of Selected Immigrant Populations in Minnesota 2004 (2004). Barbara J. Ronningen. Minnesota State Demographic Center.
Noncitizens and Minnesota Law: A Guide for Legislators (2004). Research Department Minnesota House of Representatives. A comprehensive guide to data about Minnesota's immigrants.
How the Food Processing Industry is Diversifying Rural Minnesota (December, 2002). Katherine Fennelly and Helga Leitner. Julian Samora Research Institute. This report anaylizes the location of food processing industries and the diversity of the population and discusses the benefits and challenges that "new diversity" poses for rural Minnesota.
Immigration in Minnesota: Challenges and Opportunities (2002). League of Women Voters of Minnesota Education Fund. The study includes information about the history of immigration to Minnesota, the major groups arriving recently, the education of adult immigrants and legal issues faced by immigrants.
Immigrants in Minnesota: An Increasingly Diverse Population (December, 2000). Barbara Ronningen. State Demographic Center.
Speaking for Themselves: A Survey of Hispanic, Hmong, Russian, and Somali Immigrants in Minneapolis-Saint Paul (November, 2000). Paul Mattessich and Ginger Hope. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. This survey explores similarities and differences among four major immigrant groups in the Twin Cities including the English language ability, employment trends, an reasons for emigration.
Minnesota Census Data (2000). U.S. Census Bureau.