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TPS extended El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan

BREAKING: Due to Lawsuit, DHS Extends TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan to January 2020 Nationwide — On Thursday morning DHS filed a notice that it was automatically extending TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti & Sudan due to the ongoing litigation, Ramos v Nielsen, spearheaded by TPS holders. José Palma, COPAL’s partner and Spokesperson for the National TPS […]

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In DC Advocating Protections for TPS, DED, and DACA

COPAL took part in a coordinated advocacy delegation urging Members of Congress to protect people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The educational visits with legislators took place between the 12th and 14th of February in Washington, DC. The delegation included CARECEN Los Ángeles, CARECEN […]

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TPS and the U.S. Role in Latin America

  U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar confronted Elliott Abrams, the administration’s newly appointed envoy to Venezuela, during a House Foreign Affairs hearing this week. She questioned the former assistant secretary of state’s role in the Iran-Contra affair and his support of Central American governments that committed human rights abuses during the Cold War. Rep. Omar went after Abrams for […]

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MNxMN2019: Beyond the Vote

MNxMN2019: Beyond the Vote February 24, Harding High School, St. Paul A civic activism conference for new and seasoned activists. ● Over 40 sessions to choose from, focused on understanding the issues, developing skills and building community. ● Sessions on gun violence, racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, environmental justice and more. ● All sessions presented by […]

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End of Year Report

Estimada comunidad, in January 2018 COPAL officially began its activities as a small yet mighty organization. In a short period of time we secured funding to staff two full time and three part time employees and office space, facilitated citizenship classes, and ran a comprehensive electoral engagement campaign. You can take a closer look at our 2018 Impact […]

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Tarjeta de Identificación Municipal

Ayer, el consejo de la ciudad de Minneapolis celebró una audiencia pública sobre la creación de una tarjeta de identificación municipal para todos los residentes de la ciudad, independientemente de su estatus migratorio. Miembros de la comunidad compartieron sus historias con los concejales. Hablaron sobre cómo una tarjeta de identificación municipal mejoraría sus vidas y […]