ADVISORY: “Virginia’s Law” Introduced in the CO House of Representatives

April 24, 2018

Media Advisory

April 23, 2018

CONTACTS:

Cristian Solano-Córdova – cristian@coloradoimmigrant.org | (720) 434-4632

On Friday, April 20th Representatives Dan Pabon & Susan Lontine introduced Virginia’s Law in the Colorado House of Representatives. HB18-1417 is named after Virginia Mancinas who was detained by immigration agents after she called 911 for help while being attacked by her husband. For women like Virginia, this bill would require that Colorado law enforcement protect domestic violence survivors rather than turn them over to federal authorities. It ensures that all Coloradans feel safe to call the police, regardless of their immigration status.

 

WHO: Community organizations & elected officials

WHAT: Press conference announcing introduction of HB-18-1417 – “Virginia’s Law”

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 12:00-12:30 pm

WHERE: West Foyer, Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

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The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.