“In Case You Missed It” – News Update 2/13

More than 2,000 join pro-refugee, pro-immigrant march in Minneapolis Walk of Love Banner Walk of Love March

On Saturday, February 11, over 2,000 people joined a massive march from downtown Minneapolis to the University of Minnesota to show support for refugees and immigrants who may be or have been affected by President Donald Trump’s recent policies. The walk deemed itself “The Caravan of Love.”

Widespread Anti-Trump Protests Take Place Across MexicoMexico Trump Protest

Anti-Donald Trump demonstrations were held in 18 cities across Mexico on Sunday, February 12. The principle behind the demonstrations was to show national unity against the U.S. president. These were the country’s first such protests since President Trump’s inauguration.  

Immigrants are a vital part of Minnesota’s labor force, report says

A study and report released by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs concluded that Minnesota needs to use its existing resources and capital to increase skills for immigrant work and to attract more immigrants to Minnesota to keep pace with its economic growth.

Crossing the border: US migrants seek refugee status in CanadaEmerson

 

A growing number of asylum seekers are illegally crossing the Canada – United States border hoping to receive refugee status, especially at the Canada-Minnesota border. The rural Canadian town of Emerson with a population of only 700 people is stretching its resources to accommodate the continuous stream of incomers.

By Alex Bollman, Intern

“In Case You Missed It” – News Update 2/7

$25 Million Gift to Help U of M Law School’s Center Focused on Immigration

The Center for New Americans was recently part of the team that helped bring Mushkaad, a 4-year old girl to her family in Minnesota from Uganda after President Trump signed the executive order temporarily blocking refugees from entering the United States.

The Center for New Americans was recently part of the team that helped bring Mushkaad, a 4-year old girl to her family in Minnesota from Uganda after President Trump signed the executive order temporarily blocking refugees from entering the United States.

http://www.startribune.com/record-25-million-gift-to-help-u-of-m-law-school-s-center-focused-on-immigration/412923323/

On Monday, February 6, the University of Minnesota Law School announced that $25 million was donated to help fund the school’s Center for New Americans. The Center for New Americans focuses on immigration, asylum, detainee rights, refugee law and policy and works with law firms and nonprofits on immigration issues. For example, the Center has recently filed lawsuits on behalf of immigrant families and has dispatched attorneys and law students to the airport in the wake of President Donald Trump’s efforts to bar immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations.  

Minnesota Suing over Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban

http://www.twincities.com/2017/02/01/minnesota-joins-lawsuit-over-donald-trumps-immigration-ban/

On Friday, February 3, Minnesota joined a number of other states in suing the federal government over President Donald Trump’s executive action putting a temporary ban on immigration from seven countries. The suit alleges that the order violates the equal protection, establishment and due process clauses of the United States Constitution as well as the federal Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

Trump Immigration Executive Order Fight Goes to Appeals Court

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-immigration-executive-order-fight-goes-appeals-court-n717761

On Tuesday, February 7, a federal appeals court on the West Coast will hear oral arguments regarding President Donald Trump’s Executive Order that restricting travel and immigration to the United States from seven countries. The hearing will take place in San Francisco and lawyers from the Justice Department and two states (Minnesota and Washington) who filed lawsuits to block the executive order will participate via telephone conference call.

Starbuck is Now Offering Its Baristas Free Advice on Immigration Law

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https://www.buzzfeed.com/venessawong/starbucks-is-offering-immigration-support-to-employees?utm_term=.kwYRNNqB7#.imW188zqp

Starbuck is one of many large corporations (including Microsoft and Amazon) who are providing free legal advice and guidance on immigration issues in order to help them and their families. Starbucks also announced after President Donald Trump’s immigration ban that the company would hire at least 10,000 refugees from around the world.

By: Alex Bollman, Intern

Forum: Latest update about immigrant rights (Chaska, MN | Feb. 7)

Qué sigue? INMIGRACIÓN, MN DREAM ACT & DACA

FEB 7 2017 5:30PM SOUTHWEST METRO INTERMEDIATE DISTRICT 288 401 E 4TH ST. CHASKA, MN 55318 PUERTA 5 – AUDITORIO PARA MAS

INFO. LLAME A ELIZABETH 612-559-7121

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What’s next? IMMIGRATION, MN DREAM ACT & DACA FORUM

FEB 7TH 2017 5:30PM SOUTHWEST METRO INTERMEDIATE DISTRICT 288 401 E 4TH ST. CHASKA, MN 55318 ENTER DOOR 5 – AUDITORIUM

FOR MORE INFO CALL ELIZABETH 612-559-7121

Dinner * Childcare * Transportation Interpretationfornon-SpanishSpeakers

Espanol pdf | English pdf

In collaboration with the Immigrant Law Center of MN, De Leon & Nestor LLC, & SEIU Local 26.

#NoBanNoWall | Defending Immigrants & Muslim Rights (Jan. 29)

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Let’s stand together to protect and preserve human rights. Our immigrant, refugees and Muslim brothers and sisters are becoming target of the national hate politics looking to first cause division and confusion in our cities. Join us for a deep conversation about the role of municipalities and their capacity to create policy and strategies to defend and protect our immigrant, refugees and Muslim communities. United We Stand! This is an open forum for community members, elected officials and legal experts.

January 29, 2017 – 4pm-5:30pm

El Colegio High School | 4137 Boomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1699316040359730/

Foro Comunitario – Enero 22, 2017

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Que sigue? Foro comunitario para información y recursos de inmigración y DACA. Conozca sus derechos, escuche actualizacion de la legislatura estatal (licencias/REAL ID) y de la nueva presidencia. Elabore un plan de protección y acción para su familia y sus seres queridos.
Una comunidad protegida es una comidad organizada!
En coolaboración con:
NAVIGATE, Immigrant Law Center of MN, Consejal del Distrito 9 Alondra Cano, SEIU Local 26, De Leon & Nestor, Centro Tyrone Guzman, Senadora estatal Patricia Torres Ray, entre otros

What’s Next? Responding to election results (Events & sign up)

Sign-up to bring a presentation to your community – Regístrese para traer una presentación a su comunidad: bit.ly/NavigatePresentations

**Many of our presentations are in partnership with ILC and De Leon and Nestor LLCilcmde-leon

FORO/FORUM:

Parroquia de la Asunción – Assumption parish

Sunday/Domingo Nov. 20, 2016 – 2pm

305 E 77th St, Richfield, MN 55423

Llama si tienes preguntas/Call for questions Ruth: 612-869-1824 ext. 220

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Foro: analizar qué significan los resultados de las elecciones para DACA, nuestras familias sin papeles/de status mixto y los no ciudadanos y cómo vamos a seguir adelante.

Join us to analyze what election results mean for DACA, our undocumented/Mixed-status families & non-citizens & how we’ll move forward.

 

Facebook event page – pagina en facebook

Past events:

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Foro: analizar qué significan los resultados de las elecciones para DACA, nuestras familias sin papeles/de status mixto y los no ciudadanos y cómo vamos a seguir adelante.

Join us to analyze what election results mean for DACA, our undocumented/Mixed-status families & non-citizens & how we’ll move forward.

FORO/FORUM
Saturday/sábado Nov. 12, 2016, 1pm.
826 18th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Llama/Call for questions: 612-584-2022 (If no answer/Si no contestamos, deja mensaje/leave message).

 

#YoDecido

According to PEW Research Center, Millennials -also the most racially diverse demographic population- make up 44% of Latino eligible voters and are the main driver of growth in the Latino electorate. From 2012 to 2016, 3.2 million young U.S.-born Latinos came of age and turned 18, accounting for 80% of the increase in Latino eligible voters during this time.

Navigate is led by Latino Millennials and are part of the pool of what is considered the New American Coalition made up by young people that deeply care about immigration, college affordability, job creation, the environment, economic  and racial justice.

#YoDecido is Navigate’s way to politicize our realities. We are deciding to shift the narrative and recognize the everyday power building that organically happens all around the Latinx community in Minnesota. From art to organizing, our vibrant Minnesotanos keep making history, influencing nationally and proving the “sleeping giant” is wide awake. #YoDecido is all about Latinx centered power, authority and self-determination but always with community.

As we know this election is important, and the lies being spread about our gente have activated us exponentially. And we will prove it on November 8th.

Because when our community is under threat – WE FIGHT BACK!

WATCH OUR VIDEO HERE!

APPLICATION OPEN: Mn Dream Act 2017-18

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The 2017-2018 MN Dream Act application used by undocumented students to apply for state financial aid is now available to students.

Students can access the 2017-2018 application from this page: www.bit.ly/MnDream

Like the FAFSA, the 2017-2018 MN Dream Act application will also be asking for income information from two years prior (tax year 2015). When a student submits a 2017-2018 MN Dream Act application, they will receive an automated email letting them know which documents to send in to our office. That email will let them know they do not need to resubmit copies of 2015 federal tax forms if they already submitted those for their 2016-2017 MN Dream Act application.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education hopes to provide early State Grant award estimates to 2017-2018 applicants in the late fall or early winter based on the official estimated State Grant parameters that will be released by OHE. After they know the final 2017-2018 State Grant award parameters and tuition and fees in June 2017, they will send out official/final State Grant award notices to applicants.

All inquiries regarding the MN Dream Act can go to: Meghan.Flores[at]state.mn.us.

Rally Against Hate at UofM Campus #LOVEtrumpsHATE

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Facebook event details here

An anti-immigrant mural at the University of Minnesota went up today on the Twin Cities campus Washington Bridge. It reads: Build the Wall. It echos the anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant racist rhetoric that has instigated violence across the nation.

We have all heard the politics of fear during this campaign that has also created violence against Muslim folks, POC, and gbltq. Stand up together and let’s all share the message that this is our community and we stand together against hate!!! 4pm *this is a non violent demonstration in collaboration with La Raza student center

Hateful mural is located toward the West Bank side of the Washington Ave. bridge, where we will meet. Open mic will be available for people who want to talk about access to education, love and acceptance.

Check hateful mural here.