Immigrants are living in a climate of heightened fear and chaos, following President Trump's June 17 tweet that widespread pre-dawn raids were coming into the heartland.

Over the weekend, the president walked that tweet back, saying he would delay his raids a few weeks. That announcement didn't do much to reassure immigrants or their allies.

In an era when the president's policy allows up to 150 men to be locked into glorified cages known as a "human dog pound" without adequate food, or the ability to change clothes or shower for a month and counting; and when at least 250 infants, children and teens are in detention nearby in similar conditions, with children taking care of children, the American Civil Liberties Union is among numerous organizations doing all we can to fight for people's rights.

It is important to note that our Constitution protects undocumented people and citizens alike. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE STOPPED BY ICE

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/immigrants-rights#police-or-ice-are-at-my-home

Pocket-sized format: https://www.aclu-mn.org/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/bustcardeng20100630.pdf

DERECHOS DE LOS INMIGRANTES (espanol)

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/derechos-de-los-inmigrantes/#estoy-detenido-mientras-mi-caso-de-inmigracion-esta-en-progreso

Tamano de bolsillo: https://www.aclu-mn.org/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/bustcard2010spanish.pdf

OGOW XAQUUQDA AAD LEEDAHAY (Soomaali)

https://www.aclu.org/files/kyr/MKG17-KYR-PoliceImmigrationFBI-OnePager-Somali-v01.pdf

INFORMATION FOR OFFERING SANCTUARY

https://www.aclu.org/other/sanctuary-congregations-and-harboring-faq

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CHILDREN?

https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/rights/resources/1022-detained-or-deported-parental-toolkit-english-interactive

VIDEO: Tenemos Derechos: Cuando ICE Está Afuera de Nuestras Puertas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ExgUmgEYf8

IF ICE AT YOUR DOOR IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

If you are in southern Minnesota and need immediate help, call an ACLU-MN organizer at (507) 380-9838. 

OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES

The Advocates for Human Rights provides pro bono legal services primarily to low-income asylum seekers, human trafficking survivors and unaccompanied children. Potential clients living in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota can call the client line at (612) 341-9845.  Individuals picked up in raids who call the client line but do not fit service criteria will be provided referrals to other legal service organizations and private immigration attorneys.  Asylum seekers living anywhere else in the U.S. can call the National Asylum Helpline at (612) 746-4674 to be referred to legal aid organizations near their place of residence.

The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) provides free brief legal advice and full representation to immigrants and refugees in Minnesota who qualify for services based on income and type of case. Call during intake hours to ask about an appointment. In addition to representing individual immigrants and refugees, ILCM offers immigration-related education presentations and advocates for more just and humane immigration policies.

The Volunteer Lawyers Network (además disponible en español) has a network of walk-in immigration legal clinics, provides access to immigration advice by phone, and takes full representation cases identified through its intake and legal clinic settings. VLN also does community legal education and trainings, and has a Family Preparedness Toolkit (English)/La Planeación de Emergencia Familiar (espanol) for Minnesota. Learn more about VLN Legal Clinics (or en espanol, https://www.vlnmn.org/nuestros-centros-de-ayuda-legal). The intake number to get advice by phone is (612) 752-6677, available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

IMMIGRANT LAW CENTER OF MINNESOTA HELPLINE

The MN Immigrant & Refugee rights helpline is a free and confidential resource for community members that operates during emergency periods such as Trump's raids to offer information and resources. Call 651-287-3715 for a recorded update of hours or see the website for other call-in options. Individuals who call the Helpline will be connected with an ILCM representative who can provide legal information, know your rights information, information about emergency family preparedness planning resources, and referral information.

WALK-IN LEGAL CLINICS 

  • DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS AND SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS 
    • Park Avenue Legal Clinic (lower level of Park Avenue United Methodist Church)
      • Location: 3400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis
      • Clinic Times: Walk-in (first-come, first-served), Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. (except 5th Thursdays/holiday weeks)
    • Waite House Legal Clinic
      • Location: 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis
      • Clinic Times: Walk-in (first-come, first-served), 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 2-4 p.m.
  • NORTH MINNEAPOLIS AND NORTHWEST SUBURBS
    • Brooklyn Legal Clinic (main floor of Brooklyn United Methodist Church)
      • Location: 7200 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center
      • Clinic Times: Walk-in (first-come, first-served), first Friday of the month, 2-4 p.m.
  • EAST METRO
    • CLUES Legal Clinic
      • Location: 797 East 7th Street, Saint Paul
      • Clinic Times: By appointment and walk-in, first Wednesday of the month, 2-4:30 p.m. Resumes Aug. 7. 
  • NORTHFIELD (CANNON VALLEY-RICE COUNTY)
    • VLN-ILCM Cannon Valley Legal Clinic
      • Location: Church of St. Dominic-Youth Building, 112 Spring St. N., Northfield
      • Clinic Times: Walk-in (first-come, first-served), 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2-4:30 p.m.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (IN OTHER LANGUAGES):

HOW TO HELP:

Along with donating to the ACLU of Minnesota or any of our allies above, there are a number of other ways to help:

https://www.southernborder.org/how_to_help_immigrant_families_in_the_southern_border

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/opinion/border-kids-immigration-help.html

 

 

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