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Immigration

The Latest on DACA (As of December 4, 2020)

Posted: December 4, 2020

On Friday, December 4, a district judge in New York ruled that the government must start accepting new applications for DACA. This ruling also restored the 2-year duration of DACA and its accompanying work permits.

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Screenshot from a video during the Marin County Board of Supervisors TRUTH Act forum on December 1, 2020

Media

Marin jail ICE pickup shakes up immigration forum

Posted: December 2, 2020

Lucia Martel-Dow, Director of Immigration and Social Services at Canal Alliance, displayed screen shots from a video that she said was taken outside the Marin County jail involving a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. Images of a Latino man being handcuffed and taken away in an unmarked van after being released from Marin County Jail stirred controversy during Marin County’s TRUTH Act Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

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November 19th: Celebrating our advocacy & community engagement successes

Posted: November 19, 2020

In our latest newsletter, we thank Canal Alliance staff and volunteers who helped to get out the vote and also read about our Giving Tuesday goal and how you can support us!

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November 6th: Let us be patient and count every vote

Posted: November 6, 2020

In our latest newsletter, we thank all of the volunteers who helped to get out the vote and also read about how our Workforce Development Program is making an impact.

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Client Story

Gelvin’s Story: Learning a New Trade

Posted: November 6, 2020

When Gelvin learned about the Workforce Development program, he connected with Regina Vindel, Workforce Development Career Navigator. Regina helped him enroll in our Construction Certification course.

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Client Story

Carlos’ Story: Working to take care of his family

Posted: November 6, 2020

Carlos Carrillo came to the United States from Guatemala at the age of 16, and has lived in Marin for six years. With a wife and a one-month-old son, his biggest priority is taking care of his family.

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Media

Latinos make up 71% of Covid-19 cases in Marin. Will new equity efforts help?

Posted: November 5, 2020

Officials in the San Rafael tech shop were able to build a mesh Wi-Fi network to connect students in the dense Canal Neighborhood with the help of volunteer expertise and funding from across sectors.

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Newsletter

October 22nd: Vote to make your voice heard

Posted: October 22, 2020

Updates on our advocacy and policy work leading up to the November 3rd election and more.

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Advocacy

Staff receive paid time off to support election activities

Posted: October 20, 2020

As part of our civic engagement activities at Canal Alliance, we are organizing a Staff Election Days of Service Project to show the value and impact of participating in elections on policy and elected decision-makers.

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Education

First-generation college-bound students describe how UP! helps them to succeed

Posted: October 15, 2020

See how UP! supports first-generation college bound students to succeed:

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