Despite his success in Puerto Rico, Miguel had to restart his career from scratch. Never giving up, he applied to become the executive director of a local nonprofit. He was later appointed by the governor to serve on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
In 2000, Miguel was selected as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazines’ “100 People to Watch.” He also received the 2011 Diversity in Business award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In 2008, he was offered a position with the Minnesota Twins as their emerging markets director and has been working there ever since. Currently chairing the Board of Green Card Voices, he has served on boards for Greater Minneapolis & St. Paul United Way, Science Museum of Minnesota and Casa de Esperanza.