Archive for April, 2011

Flyer PDF: English | Espanol
MIRAc and the May 1st Coalition are sponsoring a fundraising dinner for the march on May 1st, International Workers’ Day. $8-$10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All money raised at the dinner will be used to help pay for the costs of organizing the march and rally.
When: Saturday, April 30th
Where: 3236 Longfellow Ave S, Minneapolis (In the backyard)
Time: 5-10 pm
Bring your family and friends and help us spread the word!  Flyers in english and spanish are attached.
Please join us for the march on May 1st! Meet in front of the Cathedral in St. Paul to march to the Capitol for a rally afterwards. All are welcome!
STOP the attacks against workers, unions and immigrants
WE DEMAND Justice, freedom to organize, legalization & equality
MIRAc y la Coalicino 1ro de mayo estamos patrocinando una cena para recaudar fondos para la marcha de este 1ro de mayo, el Dia Internacional de las y los Trabajadores. Donacion sugerida de $8-$10. Todo mundo come aunque no traiga fondos. Todo el dinero recaudado va directamente a cubrir costos de organizar la marcha y rally.
Cuando: Sabado, 30 de abril
Where: 3236 Longfellow Ave S, Minneapolis (En el jardin atras)
Time: 5-10 pm
Trae a tu familia y amigos y ayudanos a pasar la voz!  Estan adjuntado volantes en ingles y espanol.
Unete con nosotros para la marcha el 1ro de Mayo! Nos reunimos enfrente de la Catedral en St. Paul y marchamos al capitolio para un rally despues. Todos estan bienvenidos!
ALTO a los ataques contra trabajadores, sindicatos e  inmigrantes
EXIGIMOS Justicia, libertad de organizacion, legalizacion e igualdad

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On April 5, Governor Mark Dayton let two Executive Orders concerning immigration left over from former governor Tim Pawlenty expire. The first was the order mandating employers with state contracts to check new employees using the E-Verify federal immigration database (see it here). The second order was one that directed cooperation with immigration authorities (ICE) to carry out deportations and other punitive enforcement wherever possible, including the “Criminal Alien Program” (CAP) and 287g agreement with the Department of Public Safety, among other things (see it here). CAP is responsible for numerous deportations in Minnesota, and is implemented in the county jails. 287g is a program that trains police officers to act both as local police and as Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

According to the Pioneer Press coverage, “The governor is still reviewing the lapsed immigration order on law enforcement and will issue a new order this week to address the relationship between state and federal authorities on immigration laws, Dayton spokeswoman Katie Tinucci said.”

Since Governor Dayton is considering right now what actions to take related to immigration enforcement, it’s really important for us to send a strong message to Governor Dayton now:

No More Deportations in Minnesota!
No 287G!  No “Secure Communities”! No “Criminal Alien Program”!

How to contact Governor Dayton:
Telephone: 651-201-3400
Toll Free: 800-657-3717

Here’s a sample message for Governor Dayton:

Hello Governor Dayton

This is___________________.  I am calling to support your action last week allowing the lapse of Gov. Pawlenty’s anti-immigrant executive orders.

E-Verify, and other cooperation agreements with ICE such as 287g and the “Criminal Alien Program” (CAP) lead to deportations and separation of families, and criminalize the Latino community.  We believe that these types of programs are diminishing the community and forcing people to live in the shadows, at the same time are increasing mistrust between the police and the community.

We ask you to reject all ICE programs that would increase deportations in Minnesota. Specifically we ask you to protect families by rejecting 287g agreements, and rejecting the Secure Communities program and the Criminal Alien Program (CAP). Minnesota does not benefit from more deportations and separation of families.

Thank you.

For more information on MIRAc’s No More Deportations campaign see No More Deportations website and on facebook.

Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc)
mirac1.wordpress.com | miracmn@gmail.com | 651-389-9174


1. Gov. Pawlenty’s lapsed Executive Order requiring that companies with state contracts use the E-Verify system: http://www.leg.mn/archive/execorders/08-01.pdf
2. Gov. Pawlenty’s lapsed Executive Order directing cooperation with federal immigration authorities (including CAP and 287g agreement with Dept. of Public Safety): http://www.leg.mn/archive/execorders/08-02.pdf
3. Pioneer Press article, April 4, 2011: Dayton lets Pawlenty Immigration Orders Expire http://www.twincities.com/ci_17772315?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com&nclick_check=1

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Este es un video de la campana de MIRAc, No Mas Deportaciones, sobre el programa de deportaciones que se llama”Criminal Alien Program” (CAP) / Programa de Criminales Extranjeros. Nuestra campana quiere quitar este programa de deportacion del condado Hennepin y del estado de Minnesota.

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