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West Slope Fellow

May 16, 2022
What's New at CIRC
  • Region West Slope

West Slope Regional Fellow Location: Western Slope of Colorado with a focus on Telluride, Durango, and the broader Four Corners region. May be asked to work some in Ridgeway, Gunnison, Montrose, and occasionally as far North as Grand Junction, particularly for regional events. Strong preference for someone to be located in one of the following […]

Rocky Mountain Fellow

May 16, 2022
What's New at CIRC
  • Region Mountain

Rocky Mountains Fellow Location: Rocky Mountains of Colorado (anywhere from Salida, Leadville, Summit, Steamboat, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Aspen, etc). Click here to see the full map of members. Program area(s) and general summary: Responsible for supporting CIRC members and local immigrant communities in the Mountains of Colorado. Engage CIRC regional members and broader community to […]

North Regional Fellow

May 16, 2022
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC
  • Region North

Northern CO Fellow Location: Northern Colorado, including Larimer, Weld, Logan, Boulder, Morgan, Washington, Yuma counties, etc We highly encourage people from Weld, Morgan and Yuma Counties to apply. Program area(s) and general summary: Responsible for supporting CIRC members and local immigrant communities in Northern Colorado. Engage CIRC regional members and broader community to mobilize around […]

Communications Coordinator

May 11, 2022
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

Communications Coordinator Location: Hybrid – The Communications Coordinator will be able to work from home but will be required to support certain in person events. The Communications Coordinator will work with the Communications Manager to enhance and support campaigns, narrative change, organizing, and media relations on the communications side. Reports to: Communications Manager Organizational Summary: […]

New Report Shows ICE Uses Data Brokers to Skirt Sanctuary Laws

April 20, 2022
Press Release
  • Data & Privacy
  • ICE Resistance

Documents show how ICE uses data from LexisNexis to get around Colorado laws; Colorado law enforcement officials sit on LexisNexis board of directors Denver, CO — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has contracted with a data broker company for the explicit purpose of skirting Colorado’s sanctuary policies, which are meant to prevent law enforcement cooperation with […]

SABOTAGING SANCTUARY: How Data Brokers Give ICE Backdoor Access to Colorado’s Data and Jails

April 20, 2022
In the News
  • Data & Privacy

Our report, released on April 20, 2021 as part of Mijente’s #NoTechforICE campaign, shows how ICE contracted with a data broker company (Appriss Solutions, a subsidiary of LexisNexis) to receive jail-booking data from a Colorado jail alert system called VINE, which is run by the County Sheriffs of Colorado. It also revealed glaring conflict of […]

Colorado DMV Expands Number of Offices Offering Appointments, Services for SB-251 Driver License, IDs

April 19, 2022
Press Release
  • Drivers' Licenses

The Expansion Gives Further Access to DMV services for Coloradans Regardless of Immigration Status Denver, CO — Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and Colorado’s I-Drive Coalition applaud the recent decision by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to expand the number of DMV offices that provide appointments to the immigrant community to apply for a driver license, […]

Immigration Activists Welcomed in Chicago in Middle of 40 Day Bike Ride to DC

April 15, 2022
In the News
  • Immigration Reform

The Colorado Bikers for Citizenship arrived in Chicago after pedaling over 1,000 miles from Denver on their way to DC! Read more here

Racial Discrimination, Excessive Force, Retaliation Alleged at ICE Detention Center

April 15, 2022
In the News
  • ICE Resistance

Racial discrimination, excessive force, retaliation alleged at ICE detention center

Biden’s New Asylum Process: What You Need to Know

April 15, 2022
In the News
  • Legal Services

Biden’s New Asylum Process: What You Need to Know

Moderate Democrats Join GOP Senators to Back Bill to Delay End of Title 42 Border Expulsions

April 15, 2022
In the News
  • ICE Resistance
  • Immigration Reform
  • DACA & TPS

A group of Democratic senators on Thursday joined Republican lawmakers in introducing a measure that would temporarily block the Biden administration’s plan to end pandemic-related restrictions that allow border authorities to quickly expel migrants. Continue Reading

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Discontinues Amazon Palm Scanning Tech

March 18, 2022
In the News
  • Data & Privacy
  • ICE Resistance
  • Drivers' Licenses

News WWC In November, more than 200 artists—among them Tom Morello and Kathleen Hanna—signed an open letter against the use of Amazon-powered palm-scanning technology at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In the wake of the campaigners’ privacy concerns, the venue has now discontinued the use of the service. A representative told Fight for the Future, […]

Colorado Immigrants Ask Hard Hitting Questions To Senators About Citizenship, Build Back Better, and Controversial Budget Increases

March 16, 2022
In the News
  • Data & Privacy
  • Immigration Reform
  • Legal Services

Denver, CO – Faith leaders, advocates, and immigrant community members joined with Senator Hickenlooper and Senator Bennet for a public town hall Monday evening. Over 200 people from Montrose to Fort Morgan, Pueblo to Fort Collins attended. Event speakers expressed support for a budget reconciliation package resourcing our social safety net and recognizing the critical importance […]

HB22-1289 Introduced! The Bill Will Close Gaps in Prenatal and Child Health Care Coverage

March 10, 2022
Press Release
  • Healthcare

Denver, CO – Yesterday, House Bill 22-1289, also known as Cover All Coloradans (HB22-1289), sponsored by Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, Representative McCluskie, and Senator Moreno, was introduced. This piece of legislation would improve and expand health coverage options available to children and pregnant people, regardless of immigration status, while leveraging the use of federal dollars the state […]

As Biden Addresses the Country Amidst Growing Conflict, Immigration Justice is More Important Than Ever

March 3, 2022
In the News
  • Immigration Reform
  • Legal Services
  • Other

While President Biden laid out the dire conflict in Europe, his administration continues to deport asylum seekers Washington DC – President Biden’s state of the union address to the nation came amidst the biggest crisis in Europe since World War II. The President praised the courage of the Ukrainian people and laid out the dire situation […]

In Memoriam – Ricardo Martinez

January 25, 2022
Press Release
  • CIRC

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition pays tribute to Ricardo Martinez and sends our deepest condolences to his wife, Pam, and family on his passing on January 20, 2022. Over 30 years ago, Ricardo and Pam Martinez created a successful, powerful organization called Padres Unidos with grassroots immigrant Spanish-speaking parents and students who experienced racism by […]

CIRC Reacts to the Tragic Boulder County Fires

January 4, 2022
In the News
  • CIRC
  • Other

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) issued the following statement in response to the tragic Boulder County fires: “We mourn with the victims of this tragedy, and our coalition is heartbroken by the destructive fires in Boulder County. What should have been a festive time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the new […]

CIRC Reacts to the Devastating Denver Area Shooting

January 4, 2022
In the News
  • CIRC
  • Other

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) issued the following statement in response to the devastating Denver Area shooting: It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences to the families of Alicia Cardenas, Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, Danny Scofield, Michael Swinyard and Sarah Stec who were senselessly murdered in yet another act of violence on […]

Colorado Immigrant Rights statement on the Court of Appeals decision to reinstate the lawsuit against Teller County’s 287(g)

December 16, 2021
Press Release
  • ICE Resistance
  • CIRC

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition applauds the Court of Appeals decision to reinstate the lawsuit against Teller County’s 287(g) agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The lawsuit brought on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado, a CIRC member, aims to end the agreement which uses taxpayer dollars to fund dangerous ICE […]

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

November 19, 2021
Press Release
  • Immigration Reform
  • Legal Services

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 […]

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