Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado, organizes allies in support of immigrant rights. Our core values include the beliefs that immigrants deserve to be treated with respect, immigrants enrich life within our communities and our culture and immigrants should have a voice in the discourse over decisions that affect them.
Coloradans For Immigrant Rights’ primary goal is to create a welcoming climate for all people by building broad support for immigrant justice.
"Dignity, Not Detention" Campaign Launched March 1, 2010 to Halt Expansion of the U.S. Immigration Detention System
The Colorado component of this national effort will be launched at the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, CO. For more info, read the press release (PDF, 127K).
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
CIRC’s mission is “to cultivate immigrant empowerment throughout Colorado to build a unified statewide voice, to defend and advance immigrant rights, and to create a society that recognizes and embraces immigrants’ contributions and efforts toward citizenship in Colorado and the United States.”
U.S.-Mexico Border Program
The US-Mexico Border Program in San Diego has been at the forefront of Project Voice, an AFSC initiative designed to strengthen the voices of immigrant-led organizations in setting the national agenda for immigration policy and immigrants' rights. Project Voice combines local and national organizing, education, and outreach campaigns to foster a fuller integration of immigrants and refugees in their new communities and to achieve a strategic impact on immigration policy in the United States.
AFSC is working for U.S. immigration policy that protects the human rights of all people. We directly support immigrant and refugee communities across the U.S. while advocating in Washington, D.C., for humane reform.
A New Path outlines our policy priorities for humane reform that:
- Supports humane economic policies to reduce forced migration
- Provides a clear and timely path to citizenship that prioritizes unifying all family members
- Ends programs requiring collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Protects labor, civil, and human rights for all residents
- Terminates mandatory detention policies
- Contains budget choices that improve the quality of life for border communities