Somalia Immigration in Minnesota
By: Autumn Foix
Push and Pull Factors
Push factor- A lot of Somalians were brought here by Lutheran social service back in the 90s. Another reason was because of the civil war if 1991
Pull factor- One really big pull factor was Somalians had a lot of job opportunities, better schooling, and cheaper housing
Ravenstein's Laws of Migration
- Rule #2 Most migrants move from rural to large cities
- Rule #3 Most migrants are young people (20-34yrs)
- Rule #6 Most migrants move for economic reasons
Jobs and Location
Most Somalian immigrants live in the St. Paul, Minneapolis area.
A lot of Somalians are interpreters for schools, hospitals, and court related things.
Issues and Challenges They Face
- Education- It's hard for them to learn our language so they can't get into school very easily
- Racial Justice- A lot of people are discriminating Somalians because of their history and what people learn in school
- Health and Well Being- They have a lot healthcare issues in Minnesota, it's harder for them to get healthcare.