Traducir: en English
TO REPORT RECENT ICE ACTIVITY OR POLICE/ICE COLLABORATION, CALL OUR HOTLINE 844-864-8341. More Info

Pressroom

News and updates from CIRC! To see items from just one category, select a filter below.

  • Filter by category:

Found 106 Items

2020 Legislative Report

September 25, 2020
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

Despite the session being paused and then shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic, we still managed a series of wins in legislation! We passed many key bills to support immigrants in Colorado, including SB20-083 which prohibits ICE from making courthouse arrests. We also gained traction with our campaigns for data privacy and the establishment of a Colorado Immigrant Legal Defense Fund, and killed an anti- immigrant bill run by Representative Williams!

Joint Statement: AFSC and CIRC condemn court decision to strip status of TPS Holders, Call on Congress to Act

September 24, 2020
Press Release
  • DACA & TPS

Denver, CO  (September 17, 2020) Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision to lift the preliminary injunction in the case of Ramos v. Nielsen. This ruling allows the Trump administration to expel Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients. The terminations could go into effect as early as March 2021 for TPS holders from […]

ICE forced hysterectomies part of an ugly American history of eugenics

September 21, 2020
In the News
  • ICE Resistance

The Guardian Pauline Binam asked to see a doctor because she was having abnormalities with her period. After nearly two years in immigration detention, she was worried that it was having an adverse effect on her health. The doctor told her that she had a cyst on her ovary and she agreed to a dilation […]

Statement: The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) Calls for Justice for Immigrants in Detention and the Defunding of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

September 18, 2020
Press Release
  • ICE Resistance

Denver, CO - A whistleblower from the Irwin County immigration detention center in Georgia reports a variety of medical abuses perpetrated against immigrant detainees by ICE officials including forced hysterectomies and “jarring medical neglect” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CIRC condemns these atrocities and calls for justice for detained immigrants, the immediate shutdown of every detention center, and an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

CIRC 2019 Annual Report

September 17, 2020
What's New at CIRC
  • CIRC

Dear friends and allies of CIRC, At the end of 2019, we entered a time of transition from which we are now emerging.

ICE deports key witness in sexual assault case

September 15, 2020
In the News
  • ICE Resistance

Texas Tribune The U.S. government late Monday deported a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault and harassment at an El Paso immigrant detention center, the witness’ lawyers said. The 35-year-old woman has been held in the facility, which is overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for about a year and […]

Meet Lisa Durán: CIRC’s new Executive Director!

September 2, 2020
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition’s boards of directors proudly announce Lisa Durán as the organization’s Executive Director. After serving the organization as the interim ED for the past eight months, Lisa has accepted the full time role and will begin serving in this capacity immediately. This concludes an ongoing leadership transition process announced in January. […]

ICE fails to release detainees by court-ordered deadline

July 23, 2020
In the News
  • ICE Resistance

The Hill Nearly 350 migrant parents and children remain detained in facilities with coronavirus outbreaks nearly a month after a federal court ruled all children must be released “with all deliberate speed” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. A total of 346 children and parents remain detained in the facilities, despite District Judge […]

Marching Forward – 2020 Summer Newsletter

July 16, 2020
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

It goes without saying that 2020 has been challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of life in Colorado while our state's immigrants and communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the crisis. Though CIRC's offices remain closed, we are working as hard as ever remotely to continue the fight for the well-being of all Coloradans. We have made important progress in our campaigns, advocacy, and relief work this year, and we are very excited for the 2020 Member Assembly that will convene virtually in July to select next year's legislative campaign goals. Meanwhile, we continue to fight for immigrant justice one zoom call at a time.

Thank You to Our Assembly Sponsors!

June 30, 2020
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

CIRC Statement: Supreme Court Sides with DACA Recipients, Providing Relief for Immigrant Youth and Their Families

June 18, 2020
Press Release
  • Universal Representation
  • DACA & TPS

Today, the Supreme Court announced a 5-4 ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cases, ruling that Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA program was arbitrary and capricious.

Press Advisory: Supreme Court Sides with DACA Recipients, Providing Relief for Immigrant Youth and Their Families

June 18, 2020
Press Release
  • DACA & TPS

Press Advisory Date: 6/18/2010 Contact: Cristian Solano-Córdova | (720) 434-4632 | cristian@coloradoimmigrant.org   This decision emphasizes that DACA is right, and that for DACA recipients and their families: home is here. Washington, D.C. — Today, the Supreme Court announced a 5-4 ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program cases, ruling that Trump’s […]

ICE endangers public by carrying out raids during Covid lockdown

March 31, 2020
In the News
  • ICE Resistance

The Guardian On the first day of California’s “shelter-in-place” lockdown, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) agents raided immigrant communities in Los Angeles. Different from other raids, they carried N95 medical masks to protect themselves from Covid-19. Also different from previous raids, the Ice agents broke state regulations that ordered everyone to stay home except to do “essential” […]

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

March 18, 2020
Update
  • Other

In light of the changing nature of COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) will be open for business but will be delivering our services through phone and video for the time being.

Colorado Gives Day – CO Gives for Immigrant Rights

November 15, 2019
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

This year, immigrant, refugee, ally, and POC communities all across Colorado stood together in support of new, pro-immigrant leadership and laws our Coalition helped pass. We fought back against hate and fear: we began building a brighter future for ALL Coloradans.

Humans of CIRC – Paola Grimaldo

August 26, 2019
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

The first thing I said to the Senator when we saw him was, “Let me plan my life out more than two years at a time.”

Humans of CIRC: Wendy Galan-Ayala

August 24, 2019
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

How will this scholarship impact your life? My ultimate goal is to work in health administration to be able to implement new policies or new programs to make healthcare more available to underrepresented populations. I got my bachelor’s in health advocacy, and now I’m doing a master’s in health administration. Getting this scholarship is such […]

Humans of CIRC: Ariadma Seguro

August 21, 2019
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

Today I called someone, and they told me, "Yes, I’m a citizen now and I'm registered to vote." Both policy and direct impact work are very important to me, because one feeds the other. We’re supporting people on a process like naturalizing, which can be long and stressful, helping people get over this hurdle so they’re ready to vote and make their opinions and voices heard, to be civically engaged in more ways.

Humans of CIRC: Gladis Ibarra

August 19, 2019
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

But when it comes down to the basics, it’s about me going from not being able to feel safe in saying, "This is who I am," to empowering other directly impacted people to see the power of their words, the strength in their words, and recognize that they can be part of the change.

Humans of CIRC: Stephanie Tanny

August 16, 2019
What's New at CIRC
  • Other

“I’d say I’ve always been pretty involved with my community and so I don’t think necessarily my relationship with my community has changed. I would say now that it’s my full time job, it’s just kind of amplified. I wanted to get really involved and CIRC was an organization I saw  really doing lots of […]

Page 2 of 6