Somalis in Minnesota

Somali imagration

Push and pull for the Somalis


Lack of fresh water, a bad economy, little food, there a republic, and a lot less jobs


More fresh water, a stable economy, lots of food, democracy and a lot more opportunity

Raven-steins laws of migration

Most immigrants moving long distance settle in urban areas

Most move from rural to urban

But they don't fit the law of counter flow

They move to Minneapolis

What are some challenges for Somalis

There is a language barrier because they speak Somalian

There is a lot of racism from being from the Middle East and because of the reputation of Somalis in Somalia