How can I help immigrants in Minnesota? Call us at 651-641-1011 if you have questions about your immigration status. Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) is a nonprofit agency that provides immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. ILCM provides services based on our capacity.
How many immigrants are in Minnesota? Minnesota’s immigrant population totals 472,849 individuals representing 8.5% of the state’s total population, meaning one in 12 Minnesotans is foreign-born.
Why did people migrate to Minnesota? By 1850, many settlers from New England as well as immigrants from Norway, Sweden, and Germany had settled in Minnesota. Drawn by the lure of inexpensive farmland and a growing industrial base, diverse groups continued to migrate to Minnesota.
Who immigrated to Minnesota? Minnesota’s first large groups of immigrants arrived from Europe, primarily Norway, Sweden, Ireland, and Germany. Today, the majority of Minnesota’s immigrants arrive from Mexico, Somalia, India, and Laos. About 9% of the state’s population were born in foreign countries.