Coloradoans hold monthly vigils in support of immigrants outside the GEO Detention Center in Aurora, CO.
Faith and community groups protest lethal use of force by Border Patrol; Demand accountability for deaths on the border
By Jennifer Piper
[Aurora, CO, July 5, 2010] – The American Friends Service Committee and community partners held a vigil and protest today to demand accountability and transparent investigations into the deaths of Anastasio Hernández Rojas and Sergio Adrián Hernández, two migrants killed by Border Patrol agents last month.
Jennifer Piper directs AFSC's Interfaith Organizing efforts in Colorado.
By Jennifer Piper, Interfaith Organizing Director, AFSC Colorado
AFSC's organizing work in the faith community is really starting to take root in Fort Collins.
In August of 2009, I was invited to speak in Fort Collins through a New Sanctuary Movement contact who would also be speaking. After we spoke to the group of 80 clergy and laypeople, the Interfaith Immigrant Rights Coalition of Northern Colorado (IIRCNC) was formed.
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