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Immigrant and Refugee Affairs


DEED’s immigrant and refugee efforts are focused on helping state government bring together New Americans, employers, local governments, nonprofits and other partners to create the welcoming communities we all want and engage all Minnesotans more fully in a successful state economy.

DEED staff in our office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs serve as the state's specialists on immigrant and refugee affairs working across state agencies and with the governor's office, as well as with community and business leaders throughout Minnesota to break down barriers and build connections.

Our staff play a significant role in helping to rebuild a more equitable Minnesota, fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive society that benefits all Minnesotans.

IRA Forums

Connecting state leaders, legislators, and immigrants and refugee communities, to help close gaps, share resources, and policies to help remove barriers, and kelp create opportunities for immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.

IRA Spotlight

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