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Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim (CMPI)
Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim (CMPI) is a Maya led 501(c)(3) organization founded by the Maya community in Omaha, NE. CMPI is a transnational organization with deep relationships to Maya Nations and Territories. CMPI offers services through programs designed to promote Maya sovereignty, self-determination, and the rights of Indigenous peoples. CMPI programs include the Maya Human Rights Program offering legal representation for Maya & Indigenous migrants in the U.S., Maya civic engagement, & human rights in Maya Territories. CMPI also partners with universities, agencies, and institutions to offer a Maya Health Initiative, a Maya Arts & Culture Program, a Maya Education Initiative, and the Maya Regeneration Project. CMPI community members in NE primarily speak Q'anjob'al Maya but work with other Maya and Indigenous groups and nations. We have an immigration & human rights attorney on staff and Maya advocates who provide technical training on best practices for working with Indigenous migrants. We have offices and representatives in Omaha, NE, San Diego, CA - Tijuana, BC, Mexico, & in Q'anjob'al Territory. We will work with eligible detained Maya migrants needing legal representation anywhere in the U.S.
|Counties served:||Los Angeles, San Diego|
|Detention Facilities Served:||El Centro SPC (CA), Imperial Regional Adult Detention Facility (CA), Otay Mesa Correctional Facility (CA), San Diego CDF (CA)|
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:||Asylum applications, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions|
|Types of immigration legal services provided:||Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals|
|Other areas of legal assistance:||Civil Rights|
|Non-legal services:||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, ESL, Health services, Language services, Referrals to other services, Social services|
|Populations served:||Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors|
|Languages spoken:||Spanish, MAYAN Languages (Q'anjob'al Maya and other Maya languages)|
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:||Yes|
|Nominal fee charged?||Yes|
Carolina Martin Ramos, Esq.
|Other Information||Luis Marcos, Founder and Co-Executive Director|