Experts to Address Family Separations and Republican ‘Compromise’ Bill With Little Promise for Dreamers and Further Harm for Children

June 19, 2018

COLORADO – As the heart-wrenching stories of children separated from their parents come to light, Congressman Coffman and House Republicans have abandoned efforts to pass the Dream Act and are instead working on an egregious immigration bill – they claim to be a “compromise – that would provide only limited legal protection to DACA-eligible individuals and place thousands of children in detention camps for extended periods of time. Tomorrow, June 19, at 11am MT, experts and advocates will address the current state and implications of family separations and how the new House Republican bill will do little to help Dreamers and the children.

While the number of children forcibly seized from their parents continues to grow, Speaker Paul Ryan intends to bring two immigration bills to vote, including the new “compromise” proposal that would result in the children’s long-term incarceration with even fewer standards for their care and well-being than are currently in place.

Since the enactment of the Trump’s administration’s zero-tolerance policy, the administration has quickly ramped up family separations at the border and other ports of entry. Associated Press found that 2,000 children were taken from their parents in just 6 weeks.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th, at 11:00 AM MT

DIAL IN: 877-876-9174 ; PASSCODE “CO SEPARATION”

WHO:

Tyler Moran, Executive Director, Immigration Hub

Arash Jahanian, Staff Attorney at ACLU Colorado

Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Rev. Amanda Henderson, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance

 

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The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalitionis 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.