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Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA)

This office advises the City on immigration issues, educates the community and administers City funding to nonprofit immigration law offices. Learn more about OIRA and its purpose.

Feature story: Liberian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (LRIF) application period extended through Dec. 20, 2021


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020, includes an extension of the December 2020 deadline for Liberian Refugee Immigrant Fairness Act (LRIF), a law that enables some Liberian citizens present in the United States to obtain permanent resident (green card) status. Applications must now be received by US Citizenship and Immigration Services no later than Dec. 20, 2021.

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Director Michelle Rivero
Phone: 612-394-6018
email: [email protected]

About Director Michelle Rivero

Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Director Michelle Rivero

Michelle Rivero is the Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, housed within the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Before starting to work for the City, Michelle was an immigration attorney for 18 years, and represented people in immigration court, USCIS proceedings and appellate immigration proceedings, including applicants for asylum, cancellation of removal, U visa, VAWA, DACA, naturalization and family based immigration. 

More information about OIRA Director Michelle Rivero in MinnPost.

The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is operating remotely at this time. To share resources for immigrant and refugee communities or to get information from OIRA, please contact Michelle Rivero at [email protected] or 612-394-6018.

Last updated Jan 12, 2021



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