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Oct 11

"My name is _______, and I am a resident of Minnesota. I am calling to ask (name of lawmaker) to do ALL HE CAN to stop the deportation of Ched Nin (A# 027-748-975), a Minnesotan facing imminent deportation to Cambodia. Ched has lived in U.S. for more than 30 years and has never even been to Cambodia. Ched should be reunited with his wife and 5 children, all of whom are U.S. Citizens. Please ensure that the ICE Minnesota Field Office grants a stay of removal and immediate release of Ched."

Oct 11

WHAT: Rally and press conference as family members of eight Cambodian refugees from Minnesota facing deportation gather at the office of Representative Keith Ellison. Family members will call on the Congressman to take action to keep Cambodian refugee families together.

Oct 7

Farmington, MN - A Minnesotan for nearly all his life, Farmington resident Ched Nin is awaiting deportation to a country he has never set foot in. During a routine check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this August, Ched was detained for possible removal to Cambodia because of a criminal conviction from 2010 that he already served his time for. 

Oct 6

16 community leaders convened in DC to fight for education equity, immigrant justice, and health access. See more photos from LEAF 2016.

Oct 6

Washington, DC -  This year marks the 20th anniversary of two laws that ramped up deportations in the United States and limited due process for many immigrants with old criminal convictions. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) went into effect on September 30, 1996, after the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) was passed earlier that year. Together, these laws created a profound shift toward the criminalization of immigration, and prompted a surge of resources to border and interior immigration enforcement. 

Sep 28

Governor Brown Signs AB 1726

California's diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities will soon have access to data that can reveal their unique patterns of health needs and outcomes. Over the weekend, Governor Brown signed AB 1726, the AHEAD Act, into law!