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Examples of CIRC in the media.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2021 Brought progressive immigration policies to Colorado

November 17, 2021
In the News
  • Universal Representation
  • Data & Privacy
  • ICE Resistance

Colorado Newsline New laws nix proof of lawful presence for benefits and licenses, establish legal defense fund The 2021 legislative session brought a series of wins for immigrant advocates in Colorado. Democrats, who hold the majority in the House and Senate and control the governor’s office, passed sweeping legislation affecting immigrants from all backgrounds. Some […]

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 […]

Colorado lawmakers propose limiting state data-sharing

March 9, 2021
In the News
  • Data & Privacy

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

Emails Show Chummy Relationship Between ICE, Colorado DMV

February 12, 2021
In the News
  • Data & Privacy

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

Colorado state representatives seeking immigration legal defense fund

February 8, 2021
In the News
  • Universal Representation

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 […]

ICE performed forced hysterectomies on detained immigrants

December 22, 2020
In the News
  • ICE Resistance

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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