Reminder: New Podcast is Up with Michelle Rivero

Episode 20 of Our Community, Our Business is now available!

In this episode we hear from Michelle Rivero, Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs at the City of Minneapolis.

Michelle Rivero is the Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, housed within the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Michelle has been an immigration attorney for the last 18 years. Her work has included representing clients in immigration court proceedings (detained and nondetained), asylum applicants, crime victims seeking U visas, VAWA applicants (victims of domestic violence), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries, applicants for US citizenship, as well as individuals petitioning for family members to come to or remain in the United States.

The goal of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is to ensure that Minneapolis is a safe and welcoming place for all. Their office is in the Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations and supports the City’s One Minneapolis goal to “eliminate disparities so that all Minneapolis residents can participate and prosper.”

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