New report documents how lack of clearly defined standards, oversight, and accountability mechanisms, coupled with a system driven largely by cost and revenue concerns, have led to serious failures relating to health care and safety, solitary confinement, and due process in immigration detention in Minnesota. >> Click here to read more


Mar. 05
9:00 - 10:00 AM

The next First Friday Coffee & Case Discussion will take place on Friday, March 5.  Staff Attorney John Bruning will be joined by Kerry McGuire, staff attorney at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, for a conversation about protection claims for Southeast Asian refugees, including Karen refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Hmong refugees from Laos. We will also discuss the history of Southeast Asian migration to the U.S., challenges in the U.S. leading to deportation proceedings, and the current political situation in the region, particularly the coup in Burma and the Biden Administration’s efforts to deport Southeast Asian refugees.

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Mar. 24
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Learn how our volunteers work with us to improve laws and the lives of women.



Mar. 25
9:30 - 11:30 AM

The backlash to women’s rights was an alarming global trend before the pandemic hit. COVID has exacerbated this trend, increasing the vulnerability of women and girls to violence and exposing the fragility of recent gains made towards full gender equality. It has allowed the rapid adoption of regressive policies that roll-back women’s rights and limit their economic opportunities, while constricting the space for civil society to act. Despite these challenges, civil society actors have found new inspiration to counter the backlash, forging new international coalitions and developing innovative strategies to adapt to changing circumstances and combat violence against women.