Immigrant stories

Minneapolis is a diverse community. Our City staff reflects that diversity. We encourage our employees to share their immigration stories.

June - Immigrant Heritage Month and World Refugee Day

In this video, City staff tell us about coming to and settling in Minneapolis. 

Watch the YouTube video of the June 2023 conversation (52:52)

May - Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In this video, two Asian American employees share their family immigration stories. 

Watch the YouTube video of the May 2022 conversation (41:54)

September - Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

In this video, you can hear a story about immigrating to our country from Laos.

Watch the YouTube video of the September 2021 conversation (45:53)

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Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Neighborhood & Community Relations




Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave., Room 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday