Somali Woman’s Illness and A Family’s Quest for Healing

Joel Grostephan New America MediaST.CLOUD, Minn. — Samira Iman was missing for nearly two years. The 31-year-old Somali didn’t run away. She wasn’t kidnapped. She didn’t go to Africa to fight in Somalia’s decades-old civil war. She was living in St. Cloud, Minn., in a group home for the mentally ill. But Samira’s family lost … Continue reading


Documentary on the Somali Refugee Experience

Getting Here from There: The Somali Refugee Experience When: Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, 5:00-9:00pm Where: Mondale Hall (Law Building), Room 25 University of Minnesota, 229 19th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55455   From the refugee camps of Dadaab, Kenya to Libya, Malta, and the European mainland, Somali refugees have faced and continue to face harrowing journeys as they … Continue reading


African Immigrants to the Rescue?

by Nelima This is a rare immigration story.  As the economy worsens, immigrants are increasingly seen as a burden and competition for welfare resources, but this story in Newsweek gave a much needed fresh angle of the impact of immigrants on the American economy. Here are some excerpts, but make sure you read the full article. … Continue reading