What we do

We lead the City's work on immigration and refugee affairs.


Immigrant and Refugee Affairs advises:

  • City and community leaders
  • Nonprofit service providers

Our goal is to:

  • Share information about immigration law and policy
  • Equip you to protect and defend your rights
  • Create and connect you with a system of support
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Our eight focus areas reflect what we’ve heard from immigrant and refugee residents. 

Advocacy Housing
Citizenship Policy
Communications Promotion of values
Economic advancement Strategy

Share research

We work with partners to produce research on topics like:

  • How we can include immigrants and refugees in our community 
  • How immigrants impact and contribute to our community 
  • What resources exist for immigrants and refugees 

Recent studies


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Related information

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Contact us

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