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UN peacekeepers depart Liberia after 15 years

UN peacekeepers depart Liberia after 15 years

The conclusion of the 15-year operation follows a landmark election that resulted in the country’s first transfer of power from one elected president to another in 70 years.  The newly…

President Trump, citing American foreign policy interests, gives Liberians a 12-month breather in “wind-down” of DED

President Trump, citing American foreign policy interests, gives Liberians a 12-month breather in “wind-down” of DED

President Trump today gave Liberians under the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) some breathing room through March 31, 2019. Their DED status that president Obama extended for 18 months as he…

Expedited H-1B visa processing suspended

Expedited H-1B visa processing suspended

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it will temporarily suspend fast processing for H-1B visa applications from for-profit companies until Sept. 10. This means the agency…

Miguna Miguna to Raila Odinga: You are a prisoner of yourself

Miguna Miguna to Raila Odinga: You are a prisoner of yourself

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – A Miguna Miguna diaspora forum in Minnesota veered into unexpected territory last weekend for those unfamiliar with his non-public persona: conciliatory remarks. Or what would pass…

Immigration Alert: Community Meeting for Liberians as DED and TPS about to end

Immigration Alert: Community Meeting for Liberians as DED and TPS about to end

Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians which was extended in September of 2016 by President Obama for Liberians for an additional 18 months expires in two weeks from today, on…

Kenyan opposition firebrand Miguna Miguna to address Kenyans in Minnesota

Kenyan opposition firebrand Miguna Miguna to address Kenyans in Minnesota

Miguna Miguna, a Kenyan opposition figure is scheduled to give an address to Kenyans in Minnesota on Saturday, March 17 at the City of Brooklyn Park Community Center. The event…

City of St. Louis Park honors Somali-American community organizer

City of St. Louis Park honors Somali-American community organizer

The City of St. Louis Park’s Human Rights Commission has awarded its 2017 Human Rights Award to Fatuma Irshat. She received the award during the City Council meeting on March…

Tenured Kenyan professor at Augsburg University faces deportation

Tenured Kenyan professor at Augsburg University faces deportation

Nearly 46 million people tuned in to Donald Trump’s State of the Union in January, when he announced his vision for “merit-based” immigration reform, a system that would welcome only…

With Ahrvo app, investors are in control

With Ahrvo app, investors are in control

While in college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Appo Agbamu was the student director of Bulldog Fund LLC, a student-run $1.2 million hedge fund. Becoming a director at the hedge…

US immigration agency removes “Nation of Immigrants” from mission statement

US immigration agency removes “Nation of Immigrants” from mission statement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday officially changed its mission statement by striking out the words “nation of immigrants” from it. The mission statement until this week read…

Landmark LGBT rights case in Kenya High Court

Landmark LGBT rights case in Kenya High Court

Kenya’s High Court will hear a case on Thursday seeking to strike down sections of the country’s laws that criminalize same sex relations, the Kenyan National Gay and Lesbian Rights…