Immigration Legal Defense & Wrap Around Services
In 2019, Ramsey County partnered with the City of St. Paul and the Vera Institute for Justice to create an immigration legal defense fund. It consists of $100,000 from Ramsey County, $50,000 from Saint Paul and an additional $100,000 from one-time matching funds from the Vera Institute for Justice for a total of $250,000. A collaborative of immigration legal service providers was awarded a contract to provide representation to Ramsey County residents facing removal proceedings and who earn less than 200% of poverty guidelines.
In addition, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved another $100,000 specifically for wrap around services to support refugee and immigrant families who are experiencing or have loved ones going through removal proceedings.
This year's funding application is now closed.
Legal service providers
|Immigrant Law Center of MN|
|Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid|