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CIRC Statement on President Obama’s Call for Congressional Action on Immigration Reform
October 24th, 2013
President Obama's forceful call on Congress to pass immigration reform without further delay reflects the groundswell and escalation of support and urgency across Colorado to fix the broken immigration system. The stakes are too high for any continued delay or political theatrics. With each passing day that Speaker Boehner fails to lead the House toward a vote on immigration reform, another 1,100 Americans are deported, separating families and hurting local communities and the economy.
With Government Shutdown Over, It is Time for Congress to Work for the People and Pass Immigration Reform
October 18th, 2013
With the government shutdown ending, members and allies of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition are calling for immediate action on immigration reform as the next Congressional agenda item.
Colorado Immigrant and Community Leaders Denounce House Judiciary “SAFE” Act to Criminalize Immigrants, Take AZ Law Nationwide
June 19th, 2013
This week, the Republican-led Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives passed an immigration bill inappropriately named the “SAFE Act,” that would make the presence of immigrants in the United States without proper documentation a federal crime and empower states and counties around the country to turn their police into immigration agents.
Study Shows Senate Immigration Bill Will Boost Colorado Economy by $15.8 billion
June 19th, 2013
As Congress takes steps to address the country’s broken immigration system, an analysis by the Center for American Progress shows that the Senate’s bipartisan solution would increase Colorado’s Gross State Product (GSP) by $15.8 billion over 10 years.
The Community and Law Enforcement Trust Act signed into law
April 26th, 2013
With the signature of Gov. Hickenlooper on the Community and Law Enforcement Trust Act, Colorado is the first state in country to repeal law hostile to immigrants.
As a Draft Immigration Bill Readies for Introduction, Colorado Latino and Immigrant Organizations Push Congressman Gardner on Immigration Reform for the 11 Million Americans-in-Waiting
March 27th, 2013
In a final push before an immigration reform bill gets introduced, leaders of key organizations in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District joined forces to attend Congressman Cory Gardner’s town hall meeting and asked their representative to support immigration reform that will keep district families together and create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans.
Over 100 Local families Urge Senator Bennet to Press for Immediate Action on Immigration policy Crisis
March 26th, 2013
Over 100 Local families Urge Senator Bennet to Press for Immediate Action to help keep Families Together
The “Community and Law Enforcement Trust Act” passes House 36 – 26
March 25th, 2013
The Trust Act, HB 1258 - an effort to remove a duplicative state immigration reporting law - passed in the Colorado House of Representatives on a 36 - 26 vote. It is supported by the County Sheriffs of Colorado, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Colorado Counties Inc, and the Colorado Municipal League.
Coloradans for Citizenship Now Launch Bus Tour and Movement-Building Training Across State
March 22nd, 2013
On Friday, March 22, more than 150 leaders from across Colorado gathered to launch a bus tour and training as part of a new campaign to secure passage of a broad immigration reform that will put 11 million aspiring Americans on a path to citizenship.
House Renews Senate Version of Violence Against Women Act
February 28th, 2013
The House today renewed the Senate's version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that includes protections for immigrants, Native Americans and LGBTQ individuals, with 87 Republicans joining 199 Democrats voting for the bill. Six out of the seven Colorado Congressional delegation voted in favor of renewing VAWA.