Every year, thousands of people make the decision to leave their home countries in search of a better future. While some choose to leave their perfectly safe lives in search for new adventures and opportunities, others flee in search of safety and security.
Refugees and asylum seekers are the latter type of immigrants. They’re forced to flee their native countries to escape persecution or violence, seek protection from dangers and find a better life in the United States or another country.
If you’re a victim of harassment or domestic violence, you have the right to seek legal protection from the perpetrator.
In Minnesota, there are two types of orders that can protect a victim from their abuser: a harassment restraining order (HRO) and an order for protection (OFP). While these orders may seem similar on the surface, they have significant differences in procedure and execution.
The general eviction moratorium for renters in Minnesota has ended. Landlords were allowed to begin terminating leases for material violations of lease agreements on August 13, 2021. They could begin eviction actions starting September 12, 2021. However, tenants who qualify for COVID-19 emergency rental assistance (ERA) continue to be eligible for eviction protection.
The criminal justice process in the United States can be broadly generalized in three steps:
- Identify offenders
- Enforce a punishment that’s appropriate for their offense
- Rehabilitate the offender
Medical marijuana is currently legal in Minnesota, but marijuana for recreational use is not. Minnesota has typically been known for strict cannabis laws. While certain forms of cannabis are allowed in the state, cannabis-based products are still heavily regulated.