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Important Update: El Salvador’s Temporary Protected Status Extended through 2025 – What You Need to Know

Posted: September 13, 2023

Uncover crucial details about the re-registration period and changes to the renewal process for the 2025 TPS extension for El Salvador.


The Southern Border and a Broader View 

Posted: May 19, 2023

Omar Carrera speaks about the Title 42 policy ending and what that means for Canal Alliance.

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Working with Marin Community Foundation to Improve the Lives of Latino Immigrants

Posted: May 17, 2023

Canal Alliance and Marin Community Foundation fuel change in Marin County, providing vital legal services to the immigrant community.

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Getting to Know Joana Castro Simonini, Director of Immigration Legal Services at Canal Alliance  

Posted: March 21, 2023

Canal Alliance is thrilled to announce Joana Castro Simonini’s promotion to Director of Immigration Legal services (ILS). Joana’s passion for immigration law has been with her since the beginning of law school and motivates her in her work for Canal Alliance and for our clients. In fact, Joana first came to Canal Alliance as a client herself. 


Marin immigration advocates decry Title 42 extension

Posted: January 2, 2023

Omar Carrera, chief executive of Canal Alliance, an immigrant advocacy organization in San Rafael, said the policy is being “misused.”

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Immigration Legal Services as the Foundation for Improving Lives

Posted: September 6, 2022

Canal Alliance’s Immigration Legal Services (ILS) serves as the foundation for Improving Lives in the Canal district.

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Update on Cameroon TPS

Posted: April 21, 2022

Cameroonians who have been in the United States since at least April 14, 2022 may be eligible for Temporary Protected Status.


Field Trips for Immigrant Youth

Posted: April 12, 2022

Immigrant youth learn the basics of rock climbing thanks to our community partners.

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Kristy Ponce Aizpurua’s Naturalization Story 

Posted: February 11, 2022

When Kristy Ponce Aizpurua left Panama, nearly a decade ago, she left behind her family and her law practice. Today she manages operations for Canal Alliance’s Immigration Legal Services and is a U.S. citizen. Kristy shares her naturalization journey and her message to other new citizens – register to vote!

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TPS Extension and Re-Designation for Haiti

Posted: September 13, 2021

Good news for the Haitian immigrant community!  

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