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Statewide Coalition Claims Victory after Bipartisan Bill Passes House and Senate to Improve SB251 Licenses

Campaign: I Drive Colorado Campaign
Health & community organizations say the bill will make the state a safer place for all Coloradans April 18, 2018 – Denver, CO – The Colorado House of Representatives passed the Eligibility Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (SB-18-108) in…Read More

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CIRC Statement: Court Issues Immediate Injunction On El Paso County’s Practice of Holding People In Violation of Constitutional Rights

Campaign: Community Safety
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) applauds the El Paso County court’s decision to place an immediate injunction on El Paso County Sheriff’s Office illegal practice of holding people for ICE without a warrant in violation of 4th amendment rights.…Read More

COLORADO RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK RELAUNCHES 24 HR HOTLINE IN UNIFIED FRONT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

Campaign: Rapid Response Network
COLORADO RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK RELAUNCHES 24 HR HOTLINE IN UNIFIED FRONT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS Colorado — On Monday, February 19th, the Colorado Rapid Response Network relaunched the rapid response hotline for Colorado. The coalition is comprised of immigrant rights advocates…Read More

CIRC Statement: Sessions & Community Safety – More Empty Threats

Campaign: Community Safety
(Denver, CO) – Cristian Solano-Córdova, Spokesperson for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) issued the following statement in response to the latest threat from the Justice Department against the Denver City Public Safety Ordinance: “We are proud of the ordinance…Read More

Justice Denied for Dreamers, but DACA and TPS Recipients Refuse to Be Held Hostage

Campaign: Dream Act 2018
Justice Denied for Dreamers, but DACA and TPS Recipients Refuse to Be Held Hostage “What happens to a dream deferred?” DACA Teachers, community members and students Speak Out Denver, CO – Immigrant rights and community organizations held a candlelight healing…Read More

Silenced DREAMers Protest at Scott Tipton’s Pueblo Office

Campaign: Dream Act 2017
Congressman Tipton says he wants a compassionate solution, but DREAMers say his silence does not feel compassionate Pueblo, CO – Local DREAMer groups and allies have requested to meet with Congressman Tipton for the last two months to no avail.…Read More

CIRC Exec. Director: In TPS Decision, Cruel Trump Pushes Ethnic Cleansing Agenda Forward

Campaign: Federal
(Denver, CO) — Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced the decision on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguan and Honduran people: “Today’s announcement is the latest…Read More

Mother of Three and Immigrant Rights Leader Takes Sanctuary In Carbondale, CO

Campaign: Sanctuary
CARBONDALE, CO – Sandra Lopez of Silt, CO, takes sanctuary with Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist. Sandra is a mother of three US Citizen children and has called the Roaring Fork Valley home for the last 16 years.  She is a…Read More

Western State Colorado University President Greg Salsbury, Mayor Jim Gelwicks of Gunnison, CO, and Carlos Lerma, a Local CO DACA Recipient Call on Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO3) to Sign the Dream Act

Campaign: Dream Act 2017
A recording of today’s call can be found here. Gunnison, CO – On a press call today, ahead of the December 8th omnibus deadline, Western State Colorado University President Greg Salsbury and Gunnison Mayor Jim Gelwicks joined Carlos Lerma,…Read More

DREAMers Play Human Chess in front of Congressman Mike Coffman’s Aurora Office

Campaign: Dream Act 2017
Media Advisory – For Immediate Release September 19th, 2017 Contact: Cristian Solano-Córdova | (720) 434-4632 – cristian@coloradoimmigrant.org DREAMers Play Human Chess in front of Congressman Mike Coffman’s Aurora Office DREAMers ask Congressman Coffman to stop playing political games with their…Read More

On DACA Program Anniversary, Sen Cory Gardner Faces Immigrant Rights Groups Across Colorado

Campaign: #DefendDACA
On DACA Program Anniversary, Sen Cory Gardner Faces Immigrant Rights Groups Across Colorado The Clock is Ticking on Lives of 800,000 Young People as Sept. 5th Deadline Set by Republicans to End DACA Nears Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood, CO,…Read More