Recent reports by national media outlets on the federal immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division’s potential enforcement actions in U.S. cities has caused concern for many. At the local level, we are committed to ensuring Saint Paul is a safe, welcoming and inclusive city for all of us. While we are not aware of any planned ICE enforcement actions in our city, the City of Saint Paul, and our Saint Paul Police Department will not cooperate, facilitate enforcement actions, or ask for immigration documentation or status.
Immigration Resources & Assistance
Here are some community partners who offer services or resources related to community, advocacy, policy and accurate information surrounding immigration issues.
The Advocates for Human Rights
The organization is dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. The Advocates documents human rights abuses, advocates on behalf of individual victims, educates on human rights issues, and provides training and technical assistance to address and prevent human rights violations. Client intake number: 612-341-9845.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota continues to protect the civil liberties of all Minnesotans through litigation, public education, and lobbying.
A linguistically and culturally relevant resource and service nonprofit organization by Latinos for Latinos.
Casa de Esperanza
Casa De Esperanza works to eliminate violence against women and children in the Latino community and the community at large. Offers family and court advocacy, bilingual 24-hour crisis response and shelter.
Coalitional of Asian American Leaders
A nonprofit organization focused on harnessing the collective power of Asian Minnesotan leaders to improve the lives of community. CAAL works to uplift and support leaders, advance the shared priority issues of education and economics, weave relationships, and build solidarity across IPOC communities.
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
A non-profit providing immigration legal assistance and policy advocacy for low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. For assistance with questions and concerns regarding immigration rights, and to receive accurate information and competent legal advice, community members may call this hotline: 651-287-3715.
International Institute of Minnesota
The Institute delivers services and resources to assist New Americans in the transition to a new life leading to economic self-sufficiency. From language learning and job training to citizenship classes and the celebration of cultural traditions, the Institute offers New Americans a pathway for a strong start to a new life in our community – something we all benefit from.
Minnesota Council of Churches - Refugee Services
An ecumenical ministry welcoming persecuted people from around the world. Provide specialized services for refugees and asylees to assist them on the path to self-sufficiency and support them as they work towards achieving their dreams.
Release MN 8
In August 2016, eight Cambodian Americans from Minnesota were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The families of these individuals are demanding the immediate release of their loved ones in detention, as well as the right to return for those who have been deported. Access their Southeast Asian American Solidarity toolkit online by clicking here.
Additional online tool from the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
AILA is a professional legal association of private lawyers. AILA and ailalawyer.com offer no legal advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling under any circumstance. This online tool may assist with identifying a private immigration attorney near you.