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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Muslim Ban January 2020

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST MUSLIM BAN

Friday Jan 31st, just a few days after the third anniversary of the first Muslim Ban, the Trump administration has expanded its travel restrictions targeting even more Muslims and immigrants of color. The expanded Muslim Ban includes Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Kyrgyzstan. Individuals from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela remain subject to the Muslim Ban as decribed here. In this advisory, we cover information about the status of the Muslim Ban, who is impacted, as well as information about the so-called waiver process. Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges. We will update you should changes happen.

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Public Charge Information (SO)

Waa Maxay “Kharashka Dadwaynaha“ ("Public charge")?

Dadka qaarkiis ee codsanaya deganaansho rasmi ah oo sharci ah ("kaarka cagaaran") ama fiise si ay u galaan Mareykanka waa inay ku baasaan imtixaanka "kharashka dadweynaha". Imtixaankani waa mid lagu eegayo in uu qofku u badantahy inuu isticmaali doono mustaqbalka caawinaadaha Dowlada. Saraakiisha socdaalka iyo Imigreeshinkana waxay dib u eegi doonaan dhamaan duruufaha qofka oo ay ku jiraan da'dooda, dakhligooda, caafimaadkooda, waxbarashadooda ama xirfadahooda (oo ay ku jiraan xirfadaha luqadda Ingiriisiga), iyo qofka kafaala-qaadka ah taageeradooda. Waxay sidoo kale ka fiirsan karaan in qof - aan ahayn xubin ka tirsan qoyska - uu adeegsaday qaar ka mid ah barnaamijyada waxtarka bulshada.

 

Sharcigan Kharashka Doowlada looma adeegsan karo:

  • U.S. Citizens or Applicants
  • Asylees or Refugees
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • TPS or DACA
  • VAWA, U or T Visa, or Green Cards based on these visas
  • Green Card Renewals

 

Miyaad hori u heysataa Kaarka Cagaaran ("Green Card")?

Sharciga Kharshka Dadwaynaha MA AHAN mid khuseeysa Haddii aad qorsheynaysid inaad dalka ka baxdo wax ka badan 6 bilood. waa fikrad wanaagsan inaad la hadash Abukaato socdaalka iyo Imegereeshinka ku taqasusay. Sharciga Kharashka Dadwaynaha ma ahan qeyb ka mid ah Codsiga Jinsiyadda Mareykanka.

 

Miyaa dalbanaysaa:

  • Citizenship,
  • Green Card Renewal,
  • DACA Renewal,
  • U or T Visa,
  • Asylum or Refugee Status,
  • TPS,
  • VAWA,
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, or
  • Green Card Based on U/T/SIJ/VAWA?

Imtixaanka Sharciga Kharshka Dadwaynaha MA AHAN mid quseeyo kuwaan. Waxaad u adeegsan kartaa wixii waxtar ah ee aad u qalanto 

 

Adiga ama qoyskaaga ma qorsheynaysiin inaad codsataan kaarka cagaaran ama fiisaha Mareykanka GUDIHIIS?

Imtixaankan cusub ee Kharashka dadweynaha AYAA LAGA YABA in lagaa codsado. Waa inaad la hadashaa Abukaato aqoon uleh sharciga cusub oo socdaalka iyo Imegrationka. Waxaa jira barnaamijyo badan oo waxtar leh oo aan saameyn ku yeelan doonin codsiyada.

 

Qoyskaagu ma qorsheynayaa inuu dalbado kaarka cagaaran ama fiisaha (Ayagoo aan ku sugneen Mareykanka gudihiisa)?

Xafiisyada Qunsuliyada Mareykanka ee wadamada kale ku yaala waxay isticmaalaan sharciyo kala duwan. Kala hadal qareen ama Abukaato aqoon leh kahor intaadan go'aan ka gaarin kiiskaaga ama barnaamijyada waxtarka ee aad rabto inaad buuxsato.

 

Qaadashada gargaarkan Waxaa Loo Tixgelin Doonaa

  • Cash Benefits (SSI, MFIP, General Assistance)
  • SNAP / Food Stamps / EBT
  • Medicaid (with some exceptions)
  • Federal Public Housing / Section 8

 

Qaadashada gargaarkan Looma Tixgeline Doono:

  • WIC
  • CHIP
  • MinnesotaCare
  • Medicare
  • Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA)
  • Medicaid for Children Under 21 or Pregnant Women
  • Child Care
  • Head Start
  • Food Banks
  • Shelters
  • Energy Assistance
  • Unemployment
  • Workers Compensation
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Adoption
  • Foster Care
  • School Meals
  • EITC
  • Immunizations
  • Public Health Testing

 

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La-talin sharci oo ku saabsan Faa'iidooyinka Guud ama "Kharshka Dadweyne:"

Su'aalaha iyo caawimaada Quseysa Imegereeshinka:

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Public Charge Information

What is public charge?

Some people who apply for lawful permanent residence (“green card”) or a visa to enter the United States must pass a “public charge” test. This test looks at whether the person is likely to use certain government services in the future. Immigration officials review all of a person’s circumstances including their age, income, health, education or skills (including English language skills), and their sponsor’s affidavit of support. They can also consider whether a person – not a family member – has used certain public benefit programs.

 

Public charge does not apply to:

  • U.S. Citizens or Applicants
  • Asylees or Refugees
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • TPS or DACA
  • VAWA, U or T Visa, or Green Cards based on these visas
  • Green Card Renewals

 

DOES PUBLIC CHARGE AFFECT YOU?

Whether you are affected by the public charge test depends on your current and future immigration or citizenship status.

 

Do you already have a green card?

The public charge test DOES NOT apply. If you plan to leave the country for more than 6 months, it is a good idea to speak with an immigration attorney. The public charge test is NOT part of the U.S. Citizenship Application.

 

Are you applying for:

  • Citizenship,
  • Green Card Renewal,
  • DACA Renewal,
  • U or T Visa,
  • Asylum or Refugee Status,
  • TPS,
  • VAWA,
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, or
  • Green Card Based on U/T/SIJ/VAWA?

The public charge test DOES NOT apply. You may use any benefits for which you qualify 

 

Do you or your family plan to apply for a green card or visa from INSIDE the United States?

The new public charge test MAY APPLY. You should speak with a qualified immigration lawyer who understands the new rule. There are many benefit programs that will not affect applications.

 

Does your family plan to apply for a green card or visa from OUTSIDE the United States?

United States Consular Offices in other countries use different rules. Speak to a qualified attorney before making a decision about your case or about public benefit programs.

 

Receipt of these benefits WILL be Considered:

  • Cash Benefits (SSI, MFIP, General Assistance)
  • SNAP / Food Stamps / EBT
  • Medicaid (with some exceptions)
  • Federal Public Housing / Section 8

 

Receipt of these benefits WILL NOT be Considered:

  • WIC
  • CHIP
  • MinnesotaCare
  • Medicare
  • Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA)
  • Medicaid for Children Under 21 or Pregnant Women
  • Child Care
  • Head Start
  • Food Banks
  • Shelters
  • Energy Assistance
  • Unemployment
  • Workers Compensation
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Adoption
  • Foster Care
  • School Meals
  • EITC
  • Immunizations
  • Public Health Testing

FREE MINNESOTA CONTACTS

For Legal Advice about Public Benefits or Public Charge:

For Immigration Questions and Help:

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THIS INFORMATION IS NOT MEANT TO BE LEGAL ADVICE. 
PLEASE CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE.

Trainings

As diversity in Minnesota increases, it becomes vital for employers, law firms, nonprofits and others to receive credible training on how to positively interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We would like to provide you with our “Positive Interactions” training:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 2007, it is the state’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR-MN’s mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

There has been a tremendous growth of CAIR-MN’s name and reputation in the community. CAIR-MN received the 2013 Difference Makers Award from the American Bar Association, was named a 2010 “Difference Maker” by the St. Cloud Times, received the 2011 Nonprofit Mission and Excellence Anti-Racism Award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits, named the 2012 CAIR Chapter of the Year, selected for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners’ 2013 "Nonprofits to Know," and received the 2016 Winds of Change Award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusion.

CAIR-MN has presented for private companies, government agencies, law enforcement, non-profit organizations, school districts, interfaith organizations, statewide and national conferences, school districts and more.

CAIR-MN offers the following presentations:

 

How to Work Effectively with Muslims

Each year, CAIR-MN handles hundreds of complaints of religious, racial and ethnic discrimination. The majority of the cases involve employment discrimination, including discrimination in hiring, wrongful termination, hostile work environments, and denial of religious accommodations. From these cases, we have learned that most discrimination occurs because of miscommunication and a lack of understanding of religious practices and culture.

CAIR-MN’s proactive diversity training bridges the gap of misunderstanding and provides resources to employers, attorneys, community leaders and others.

This single diversity training will cover three different sections.

1. First, the presentation will open with a brief introduction on how to effectively work with Muslim clients by bringing awareness to and eliminating a potential bias. This session will also include an interactive polling exercise. Participants will answer questions to both learn about Muslim culture, while also learning ideas of an unconscious bias.

2. The second segment highlights Muslim demographics worldwide, in the United States and in Minnesota. This session includes an in depth explanation of the religion and cultural norms, including keywords, holidays, and customs held in Muslim culture. The training concludes with a discussion on how Muslims practice their beliefs, emphasizing the continuum of diversity of

practice within the religion.

3. The third part of this presentation will include how to provide religious accommodations in the work place. It emphasizes: 1) the main practices for which employers should expect a request for accommodation and on which attorneys representing employers or Muslim employees should be well versed in, and 2) practices to be mindful of when interacting with Muslim clients.

 

Islamophobia

Islamophobia is on the rise in America. Reports of Islamophobic discrimination, intimidation, bullying and harassment, threats, and violence targeting American Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim, and Islamic institutions have increased significantly as compared to any other period of time since the 9/11 terror attacks. What is Islamophobia? And how does it tie into the concept of “legislating fear?” This session will discuss the root of these issues and suggest ways of addressing them as individuals and as an organization.

 

Religious and Cultural Norms

The training concludes with a discussion on how Muslims practice their beliefs, emphasizing the continuum of diversity of practice within the religion. We place a special emphasis on Somali culture and some cultural norms that influence how Islam is practiced. The Somali population comprises nearly 80% of the 150,000 Muslims in Minnesota. This session also includes scenarios and best practices for employers, lawyers and others who interact with Muslim employees, clients and customers.

 

Understanding the Somali people:

the history, culture and migration to Minnesota:

Somalis are estimated to be the largest African immigrants in Minnesota with a rough estimate of 75,000-100,000 in Minnesota (source: McKnight Foundation). In this session you will know all that is needed to understand the Somali American story. This training covers the pre and postmodern history of the Somali people, their culture and their migration to Minnesota. The session also covers the different cultural norms and practices. It also uncovers potential cultural gaps between the Somali and American communities. This session also answers many of the often questions that employers, community organizations and law enforcement ask about the Somali people. It included both pictures and videos to offer a deeper understanding of the Somali people and their culture.

 

Know Your Rights

CAIR-MN has done over 200 of these presentations. This presentation educates the community on the law and individual rights. The presentation covers individuals’ rights in different settings such as when driving, in the airport, at work, in school, etc.

The duration of each of these sessions is about one hour.

These presentations can be customized according to the requester’s needs.

These are the most commonly requested presentations. If you are interested in other topics, please let us know.

 

rates

The following rates are per presentation:

  Individual Rate Flat Rate*
For-Profit $75 $999*†
Nonprofit $49 $499*†

The duration of each of these sessions is about one hour.

For more information, please contact CAIR-MN at 612.206.3360 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Fees applied per session

† Additional fees may be applied to offset custom presentations.

 

To request a presentation for your organization/company, click here.

If you are interested in attending some of our trainings as an individual, CAIR-MN is offering in-house presentations. For more information, click here.

 

 

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