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Joint statement from members of Colorado’s Coalition for Immigrant Health in response to the proposed “public charge” rule change

Campaign: Protect Immigrant Families
Together, we oppose the proposed “public charge” rule change that makes wealth a prerequisite for legal immigration. We treasure our immigrant friends, families, and neighbors who enrich our culture and society, drive our economy, and make our communities safer. The…Read More

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More than 145 members of the House and Senate speak out against charging migrant parents up to $8/min. to speak with their kids

Campaign: Federal
Washington D.C.: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., rallied 143 other members of Congress to demand immigration detention facilities immediately end their practice of charging migrant parents as much as $8 per minute…Read More

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

Campaign: Federal
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…Read More

Gov. Hickenlooper, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition statement calling on Trump Administration to reverse family separation policy

Campaign: Virginia's Law
Governor sends letter to Congress calling for action   DENVER — Monday, June 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released a joint statement with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition calling on the Trump administration to reverse the cruel practice…Read More

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

Campaign: Virginia's Law
Media Advisory April 23, 2018 CONTACTS: Cristian Solano-Córdova – | (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…Read More

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


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