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Colorado Springs, CO – On Mother’s Day, a gunman opened fire at a birthday party killing 6 people. The victims — Melvin Perez, Mayra Perez, Jose Gutierrez, Joana Cruz, Sandra Ibarra, and Jose Ibarra — were all members of the same family and beloved members of the local immigrant community. This tragedy is one of […]
To mark President Biden’s 100th day in office, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition joined with organizations across the country to conduct their own, independent Truth and Accountability Forum on the country’s immigration enforcement arm. Nine community members from across Colorado who have been personally impacted by ICE gave eyewitness accounts on Friday to the agency’s […]
0:04 The 150,000 Coloradans who have obtained a driver’s license or ID card since the passage of SB 251 complied with the rigorous process laid out by the law, sharing personal information with the state government in good faith. For some, their information was then weaponized against them and used for the purpose of immigration […]
CIRC stands in grief and solidarity with Sikh community and all those affected by Indianapolis FedEx shooting
Statement from Lisa Durán, Executive Director Last Thursday, the country experienced yet another devastating episode of gun violence, as a man killed eight people at a FedEx facility — including four Sikh workers — and wounded several others. To all those who lost loved ones in the shooting, know that our hearts are with you. […]
This is our moment to create bold, lasting change. We must fight for justice for all immigrants, and that fight must be based on the hopes and needs of Colorado’s immigrant communities. Working with our directly impacted members, we’ve come up with nine demands for immigration justice:
Denver, CO – On April 9, immigration activists throughout the state of Colorado will engage in a collective action to demand a legislative solution creating a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants. They will drop pro-immigration-justice banners in public places across the state, to demand the administration and Congress deliver on their promises and […]
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Dear CIRC community, To look back on 2020 is to see sharply and poignantly what divides us – and how we come together to care for each other – in Colorado and our country. As we emerge (hopefully) from the global pandemic and the sustained attacks against immigrants that were a hallmark of the Trump […]
Press Release: Advocates call for more just and inclusive path to citizenship as CO reps sign essential workers bill
Denver, CO – Last week, the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Castro and Lieu, and in the Senate by Sens. Padilla and Warren. The legislation would put up to 5+ million undocumented essential workers on pathways to citizenship. This week, Senator Hickenlooper joined Senator Representative DeGette […]
Key Responsibilities The CIRC South Fellow is responsible for working with the South Regional Organizer to support CIRC members in the Southern region of CO with trainings, capacity building, and implementation of CIRC’s strategic priority campaigns. Strong preference for someone to be located in the San Luis Valley, Trinidad, or Pueblo. Coordination and Support of […]
“The unthinkable happened yesterday - again - in Colorado. A Boulder supermarket became the latest in a string of Colorado shootings. 10 people were killed as they went about their daily lives...
9News Colorado senators plan to introduce a bill in next week’s legislative session that would protect personally identifying information Coloradans share with the state when accessing state agency services, according to the Colorado Immigration Rights Coalition (CIRC). The legislation aims to restore the trust between Colorado’s immigrant communities and the state, said CRIC. Continue Reading
In June 2019, Jade Kominek, an investigative analyst with the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles, emailed an Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee to inquire about the immigration status of someone who was the subject of a DMV investigation
Immigration Advocates, Lawmakers, Community Leaders Call for Stronger Data Privacy Protections for Coloradans
For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Pham or 713-679-0948 Upcoming legislation will create consistent process for requests of personal information to be submitted, vetted, and granted when appropriate Denver, CO – Today, legislative leaders and immigrant community advocates announced their support for upcoming legislation that would protect the personal identifying information Coloradans share with the state when […]
9News.com COLORADO, USA — In immigration court, having legal representation can mean the difference between staying in the United States or being deported. A 2015 study from the University of Pennsylvania showed that immigrants with a lawyer present were 10 times more likely to win their cases. “When you think about this, you have an […]
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) condemns the 1/6/21 attempted coup, calls for accountability and justice.
In the wake of last week’s attempted coup by white supremacists, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) and CIRC Action Fund calls for the removal from office of those involved, and immediate action by our elected officials to honor the choice of the millions of people across this country who voted to reject facism and […]
The Guardian More women have joined an official legal petition alleging that they were medically abused by a gynecologist while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in a move that significantly expands a case that has shocked America.