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 […]


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 […]


TPS and DACA Holders Deserve Real Solutions

CHICAGO – January 19, 2019 – In an address from the White House this afternoon, President Trump proposed temporary protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for $5.7 billion to fund a border wall, an attempt to end a government shutdown now in its fourth week. Oscar […]


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 […]


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 […]

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TPS Letter to DHS Secretary

El representante republicano Mike Coffman envió el Miércoles una carta a la secretaria del DHS pidiendo que los paises con TPS que ya tienen una fecha de cancelación sean extendidos hasta el 15 de septiembre de 2021, mientras el Congreso tiene la oportunidad de encontrar una solución. En su carta señala que el programa TPS también […]

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La historia de Fabián

Fabián, un joven Mexicano de 21 años y participante de DACA, nos cuenta su historia y hace un llamado a los Latinos elegibles para votar a que usen su privilegio y voten por el futuro de la comunidad. Fabián con 7 años de edad, junto con su pequeño núcleo familiar compuesto de padre, madre, hermana […]

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Alianza Americas on Trump’s “Public Charge” Policy: Tackle Income Inequality, Don’t Attack Families

Chicago, IL – September 24, 2018—The Trump Administration recently announced its plans to deny legal permanent residence visas (popularly known as Green Cards) to immigrants who legally access public food, health, or housing benefits.  Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, issued the following response to this “public charge” policy proposal: “With this short-sighted and […]