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DENVER- The following statement can be attributed to Lisa Duran Executive Director of Colorado Immigration Rights Coalition: “Two years after 23-year-old Elijah Jovan McClain was killed, we see a step in the right direction. The actions of three Aurora police officers and two EMTs charged with his medical care have resulted in criminal charges and […]
Fort Collins, CO – On Thursday, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet visited a Fort Collins farm to hear first hand the experiences of immigrant farmworkers in Colorado. Buena Vida, a local tree and vegetable farm, hosted the event and facilitated the important open table discussion between the Senator and agricultural workers from across Northern Colorado. […]
Immigrant Rights Advocacy Organizations Raise Alarm Over New, Dangerously Inhumane Family Expulsion Policy
The policy, part of Biden’s 21-point plan for immigration reform, would rapidly deport families seeking asylum before they get the chance to argue their case in court. COLORADO –– Following an announcement from the Biden administration that it would speed up migrant deportations, local immigration justice groups the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) and Rocky […]
We are no longer accepting applications for the Legal services manager position. Key Responsibilities Manage and Advance the Legal Services department at CIRC Establish goals and oversee staff to accomplish goals, including grant deliverables Ensure effective integration between legal services and other CIRC programs Build and maintain relationships with partners and funders state-wide. Design and […]
COLORADO IMMIGRANT RIGHTS COALITION CONDEMNS REDISTRICTING COMMISSIONER’S COMMENTS ON UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS
Redistricting Commissioner Bill Leone suggested non-U.S. citizens should not be counted in redistricting proceedings due to their resident status DENVER, CO — Wednesday evening, while responding to witness testimony, Congressional Redistricting Commissioner Bill Leone asked if undocumented workers should be reallocated due to their resident status. The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition is shocked by Leone’s […]
Denver, CO – This month, Lin Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, announced a series of donations to organizations that serve immigrants, including CIRC. “I was pretty surprised,” CIRC development coordinator Andrea Cota Avila recalls, “but also really proud of our team for getting the recognition we deserve.” Executive Director Lisa Durán agrees: […]
Denver, CO – On Friday, enabling a vindictive and cruel attack against immigrant youth and their families, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be unlawful. While the ruling did not end DACA status for those already within the program, it did partially end the program by […]
Congressional Democrats’ New Reconciliation Proposal Could Create A Pathway To Citizenship for Millions
Congressional Democrats’ New Reconciliation Proposal Could Create A Pathway To Citizenship for Millions The new budget package would allow thousands of undocumented Coloradans to apply for residency and eventually citizenship Denver, CO – This week, Democratic lawmakers in Congress reached a final deal on a budget reconciliation package. Their proposal includes ample funding to potentially put […]
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) was deeply concerned to learn about the allegations made against Denver Public Schools Board Director Tay Anderson. As an organization, CIRC is dedicated to values of justice and the importance of making space for systematically silenced voices. Accordingly, we are mindful both of the importance of believing survivors, and […]
We are no longer accepting applications for the Mountain Regional Organizer position. Job Description The CIRC Mountain Regional Organizer is responsible for supporting CIRC members with capacity building opportunities to strengthen CIRC membership as well as mobilizing Mountain regional members in CIRC’s strategic issue campaigns. This position requires extensive travel within the region with frequent […]
Denver, CO – On Monday, immigrant rights leaders in Colorado gathered on the steps of the state capitol to demand immediate immigration reform from Congress. Activists and faith leaders from organizations including Together Colorado, Colorado People’s Alliance, American Friends Service Committee and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition issued a public declaration of their intention to fast for […]
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition is seeking a diligent Communications Coordinator to start in July 2021. Required skills: High school diploma or equivalent; proficient in English and fluent in Spanish; previous experience in communications.
The member assembly is only open to current CIRC members (more info on membership can be found here). The form below is for members under 18 years of age, or members on the board of directors. All other members please use this sign-up form instead.
Please note that this event is for CIRC members only. Youth (under 18) and CIRC board members are invited to register for free. Register for youth or CIRC board of directors tickets For other members, please register using the form below
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 […]
We’re excited to announce that our bill HB-1194 passed the House and Senate! This action is no longer live and is preserved for site history purposes. HB1194, our bill to create a statewide Immigration Legal Defense Fund, will hit the house floor for a vote this week! Now, it is crucial for our State Representatives […]
We’re excited to announce that our bill SB-131 passed the House and Senate! This action alert is no longer live and is preserved for site history purposes. Our bill to protect personal identifying information kept by state agencies, SB131, will be moving through the Senate Appropriations Committee this week! Now we need your help by […]
The member assembly is only open to current CIRC members (more info on membership can be found here). The form below is for members under 18 years of age, or members on the board of directors. All other members please use instead.
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 […]