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Organizations Opposed to Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws (Minnesota)

National Immigration Forum*
April 2004


State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
Law Enforcement Associations
Editorial Boards
Regional, State, and Local Interest Groups


The following organizations have expressed opposition to the idea of having state and local police enforce federal immigration laws, outside of limited avenues already available under current law. Their positions may have been manifested in organizational policy directives, statements made to the press, local resolutions, executive orders, or other public forums.


State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies


Minneapolis Police Department
St. Paul Police Department

Law Enforcement Associations


Minneapolis City Council
St. Paul City Council Member Pat Harris

Editorial Boards

Star Tribune (MN)


Regional, State, and Local Interest Groups


AFFIRM (The Alliance for Fair Federal Immigration Reform of Minnesota)
AFSCME Council 14
Al Taqwa Mosque
Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis Hispanic Ministry Leadership Team
C.N. Realty
Centro de Derechos Laborales
Comite Civico Ecuatoriano
Community Stabilization Project (CSP)
Confederation of Somali Community
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Council on Black Minnesotans
HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union)
Hmong 18 Council
Hmong American Partnership
Jewish Community Action
Jobs and Affordable Housing Campaign
Lauj Youth Society of Minnesota
MN Chapter of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
MN Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
MN Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights (Minneapolis)
Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action (MAPA)
Minnesota Literacy Council
Minnesota Muslim American Society
National Conference of Black Lawyers
Our Lady of Guadalupe Congregation
Progressive Minnesota
Resource Center for the Americas
SEIU Minnesota State Council
Sacred Heart Congregation
St. Paul Bill of Rights Defense Committee

* For complete national and state list see here.


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