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Immigrants Need Real Protections Through Build Back Better, Not Temporary Half Measures

November 19, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform

Denver CO-  On November 19, 2020 the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better (BBB) Act, and it is now up to the Senate to act on this legislation. While the reconciliation bill contains many important and badly needed provisions that will help countless American families including immigrant families, the bill’s current language to address […]

2021 LEGISLATIVE REPORT PLAIN TEXT VERSION

November 15, 2021
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

CIRC LEGISLATIVE REPORT 2021 A LETTER FROM OUR POLICY TEAM A WATERSHED YEAR FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS This year’s legislative session was monumental for immigrant rights in our state. In 2020 we faced the catastrophic impacts of COVID-19 on our communities, our health, and our wellbeing in addition to one of the most challenging state sessions. […]

2021 LEGISLATIVE REPORT

November 15, 2021
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

 

CIRC Management & Staff Celebrate Finalized Union Contract

November 12, 2021
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

Last year, CIRC Management recognized the formation of a staff union. The union, Colorado Immigrant Rights Workers United, joins the Denver Newspaper Guild. This November, the contract was officially ratified by all parties, after many months of negotiations.  “I feel incredibly proud and honored to be a part of a team who has accomplished so […]

CIRC Statement on Parole in Place and Calls to Action

November 8, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • CIRC

CIRC Legislative Report 2021

November 3, 2021
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

2021 was a huge year for immigrant rights at the Colorado State Capitol. The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition was able to lead and pass our top two priority bills, data privacy and a statewide legal defense fund, as well as partner with other coalitions to fight for agricultural workers rights. We’re excited to share an […]

CIRC Board Stands With Our Staff

October 22, 2021
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

Jossy Martinez issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition: “The CIRC Board was dismayed to see a series of criticisms displayed publicly on Facebook naming CIRC staff and board members. We stand behind our staff. They work tirelessly in a difficult environment to bring change to our […]

CIRC’s Statement on the Second Parliamentary Ruling: Call to VP Harris to Ignore Parliamentary Recommendation

October 6, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • CIRC

The recent Parliamentarian rulings are heartbreaking, and we stand with the millions who are personally devastated and underserved by our broken immigration and governmental systems. We are many years past when we should have provided a pathway to citizenship, and it is fallacious that the United States continues to benefit from the monumental contributions of […]

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Issues Statement in Reaction to Abuse of Haitian Migrants

September 22, 2021
In the News
  • ICE Resistance
  • Immigration Reform

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) released the following statement: “This week’s shocking images of border patrol agents whipping and stampeding Haitian asylum seekers on the southern border are appalling yet unsurprising. This is not atypical behavior by the U.S. border patrol (CBP). The difference this time is that there was a photographer present to […]

Coloradans March to Demand Citizenship for All and Justice for Immigrants and Refugees

September 21, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • CIRC

The historic march and rally in Denver will call on Congress to finally act on immigration after decades of inaction. Who: Community members from across the state (Lamar, Grand Junction, Fort Morgan, Boulder, Aurora, Denver), Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), American Friends Service Committee of Colorado (AFSC), American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado (ACLU), Colorado […]

CIRC’s Statement Following Parliamentarian Ruling

September 20, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • DACA & TPS
  • CIRC

The following statement is the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition’s response to the Senate Parliamentarian ruling recommending against immigration in the budget reconciliation bill as an organization: “On Sunday, the Senate Parliamentarian recommended against the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship in the budget reconciliation bill for DACA and TPS holders, essential workers, and farmworkers. However, […]

CIRC COMMENDS INDICTMENTS IN THE DEATH OF ELIJAH MCCLAIN

September 7, 2021
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

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 […]

Following Visit With Farmworkers, Senator Bennet Calls for Congress to Create a Path to Citizenship 

September 3, 2021
Press Release
  • ICE Resistance
  • Immigration Reform
  • DACA & TPS
  • CIRC

  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.  […]

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Immigrant Rights Advocacy Organizations Raise Alarm Over New, Dangerously Inhumane Family Expulsion Policy

July 28, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform

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 […]

Applications closed: Legal Services Manager

July 27, 2021
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

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

July 23, 2021
Press Release
  • Other

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 […]

Charity of Creator of “Hamilton” Makes Generous Donation to Support Immigrant Rights in Colorado

July 21, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • CIRC
  • Other

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: […]

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Condemns Federal Judge’s Decision to End DACA

July 16, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • DACA & TPS
  • Other

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

July 15, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • DACA & TPS

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 […]

Statement: CIRC Reacts to the Tay Anderson Allegations

July 7, 2021
Press Release
  • CIRC
  • Other

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 […]

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