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Tuesday, March 21               6 p.m. - Social and Pizza Buffet               6:30 p.m. - Forum


Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers - 5200 85th Avenue N


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Get your questions answered on how President Trump's immigration policies will affect immigrants and refugees.  Brooklyn Park Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen will explain local police departments' roles in relation to the new policies.  Immigrant lawyers Mai Neng Moua and Kwao Amegashie will explain immigrants' rights, what needs to be prepared ahead, who is safe and who is vulnerable, what to expect and how to prepare for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) visa expiration, and the current status of Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) and parents of children who are citizens.


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Moderator - Christina Chen, T.R.U.T.H. Academy

Formerly Civic Engagement Coordinator at CAPI



Brooklyn Park Police Chief - Craig Enevoldsen


enevoldsenCraig Enevoldsen started his career with the Brooklyn Park Police Department in 1991. He has served in a number of capacities including School Resource Officer, Detective, Crisis Negotiator, Patrol Sergeant and Captain of uniformed patrol.  As the Patrol Captain, he oversaw all of the day-to-day operations of uniformed patrol and oversaw several departmental projects.  He was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2010 and to Police Chief in December of 2014.  Chief Enevoldsen is a 2005 graduate of Northwestern University Police Staff and Command School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Virginia Senior Executive Institute.




Brooklyn Center Police Chief - Tim Gannon

tim gannonTim Gannon first entered civilian law enforcement after serving in the First Gulf War in the early 1990s as a U.S. marine. Following his graduation at Mankato State University, Gannon joined the Brooklyn Center Police Department in August 1994 as a patrol officer  After nine years, he was promoted to sergeant and then
commander where he served in all of the department's divisions. He was promoted to Chief of Police in 2015.  Chief Gannon has continued retired Chief Kevin Benner's work with youth and multicultural outreach.



Attorney at Law Mai Neng Moua


mai neng mouaMai Neng Moua is responsible for immigration cases including naturalization with and without a medical waiver, family and employment based immigration petition, asylum, waiver of inadmissibility, and removal defense at Mai N. Moua Law Office.  She also oversees personal injury cases, including no fault and bodily injury claims, arbitration, and mediation.  

Mai Neng Moua currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter; Board of Director of Hmong American Education Fund and Hmong American Bar Association; and Advisor of Teach to Change.



Attorney at Law Kwao Amegashie


kwao amegashieKwao Amegashie started his own practice to be effective in helping individuals and companies deal with immigration issues. He founded Amegashie Law Office, Ltd. in 1996.  Since then, he has represented numerous high-profile clients before the USCIS, the Immigration and Federal Courts. Amegashie Law Office, Ltd. has allowed him to fully realize his passion for helping individuals and companies at all levels of representation and litigation.


Kwao Amegashie is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Hennepin County Bar Association, etc.  Kwao Amegashie practices before the following Federal Courts: Fourth, Eighth, Ninth & Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
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October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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