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 to hear that their constituents support the bill.
People facing immigration trials have no guaranteed right to a lawyer if they cannot afford one, but those who have legal representation are 10 times more likely to win their cases. Denver’s immigration legal defense fund has provided over 400 immigrants in the city with direct representation. We need a statewide fund to ensure that Coloradans across the state are guaranteed access to legal representation.
We need YOU to email your state representatives today and urge them to vote YES on HB1194. This important bill will be a step forward in protecting the basic right of due process in courts for all Coloradans, regardless of immigration status.