We organize so every person has the freedom, the ability, and the right to thrive physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
No matter where we come from or what’s in our wallets, we all deserve dignity and justice, especially those brave enough to move for better lives for themselves and their families. For the month of January, the Meyer Law Office (MLO) will offer representation in DACA renewals for a $100 flat legal fee. MLO will enter as counsel, prepare, file, and track all individual applications for clients to help ensure applications are timely renewed by USCIS. The MLO will also offer a discount on legal fees for new/initial DACA applications as well as applications for Advance Parole.
Hans Meyer said, “my goal for January is for our firm to help as many DACA recipients renew their status as possible (or new applicants for DACA status and others to obtain advance parole), position themselves in the best place for the next two years and for existing opportunities under current immigration law, and support our community as it organizes to push the new administration towards larger immigration reform.”
Matthew Shaftel, of Shaftel Law, is offering something similar – $550 for renewals and $1250 for new applications, not including filing fees or responses to RFEs, and case must be clear of criminal history and major difficulties in proving presence requirements. Shaftel Law is offering this through February and notes that, as a smaller firm they will be able to get clients in pretty quickly.
We must love, care for, and seek justice for the stranger among us. Each person, no matter what nation, is made in God’s image, ascending beyond the borders of man. As such, they are worthy of dignity and respect and have much to contribute to the common good.
Comprehensive immigration reform must be based on the following values:
“The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I the Lord am your God.” Leviticus 19:34
The Together Colorado LA RED Immigration Campaign is a statewide non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith effort that is committed to organizing people of faith to create changes in Colorado and our local communities for immigrant rights. We ground our organizing in practicing our central values of Liberation, Action, Respect, Equity and Dignity.
Together Colorado is a member affiliate of the Faith in Action’s LA RED Project.
In 2013 the Colorado Legislature passed SB-251: The Colorado Roads and Community Safety Act, which provided driver’s licenses to all Colorado residents, regardless of immigration status.
I Drive Colorado is a statewide coalition that includes over 40 organizations dedicated to making our communities and roads safer by fully implementing SB-251: Colorado Roads and Community Safety Act, so all Coloradans have access to driver licenses and identification documents, no matter their immigration status.
In 2018, The I Drive Coalition successfully organized to pass SB-108, a legislative update to the 2013 SB-251 law, to streamline the renewals process and expand access to all who qualify.
In 2019, Together Colorado is supporting SB19-139 – More Colorado Roads and Community Safety Act Offices
The 2019 legislation would expand the number of offices where people can apply for and receive a driver’s license to 10 or more offices geographically distributed throughout the state.
Find driver license resources below.
Together Colorado campaigned to pass the Denver Safety Enforcement Priorities Act, which passed the Denver City Council in August 2017 and took effect on October 13, 2017. The Denver Safety Enforcement Priorities Act prohibits city employees and officers from collecting and sharing information about people’s immigration status. The city cannot detain anyone beyond that person’s sentence on behalf of ICE, can’t share citizenship status with immigration enforcement, and the city will not allow ICE agents into city jails without a warrant. Implementation of this act is ongoing.
In 2018, The I Drive Coalition successfully organized to pass SB-108, a legislative update to the 2013 SB-251 law, to streamline the renewals process and expand access to all who qualify. Stay tuned for updates on the SB-108 law.
Línea de Información, marcar al 303-205-2335
Contestaran en inglés, así que puede pedir hablar con alguien en español o tener alguna persona a su lado lista para ayudarle a pedir su cita en inglés. También pueden registrar para sus citas por internet. Cuando Ud. llega a la página “Select a Service” (Seleccionar un Servicio) asegúrese de hacer clic en la caja que dice CO-RCSA SB-251.
For information and appointments call: 303-205-2335
They will answer in English you may ask to speak to someone who speaks Spanish or you can have someone assist you in making your appointment. You can also set your appointment and register online. When you get to the “Select a Service” page make sure and click on the box CO-RCSA SB-251.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was established by an Executive Order by President Obama in 2012 for undocumented youth who came to the U.S. under the age of 15 and includes temporary relief from deportation, a work permission and valid Social Security Number. There are 17,300 Coloradans who have benefited from DACA.
On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration repealed DACA and called upon Congress to take legislative action to protect Dreamers by March 5, 2018. Congress has failed to take action. However, on April 24th, 2018, Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections must stay in place and that the Federal Government must resume accepting new applications. These changes will not go into effect for an additional 90 days. The Trump Administration has 90 days to issue an appeal stating a legal justification for DACA to be repealed. In the meantime, for those who already have DACA, you can still renew. If you have never applied for DACA, you cannot apply now. Advanced Parole is still not available.
Together Colorado no longer offers DACA Clinics or support with renewal applications.
The Colorado Rapid Response Network is committed to responding to raids, deportation and any Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity happening across the state in our communities and receive support for someone who has been detained or deported. This statewide network is intended to immediately respond to reported situations by confirming, documenting, slowing down and controlling the public narrative of these events as we fight to keep our families together.
This network launched a 24/7 Hotline at 1-844-864-8341 on June 15, 2017.
The development of this network was created by: American Friends Service Committee, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Colorado People’s Alliance, Mi Familia Vota, Padres y Jovenes Unidos, SEIU Local 105, Together Colorado, United for a New Economy and the Colorado Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
Centro San Juan Diego Noche Legal
First Wednesday of every month/ El primer Miércoles del mes 5:30-7:00PM, 2830 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80205
Mi Casa Resource Center Noche Legal
Third Tuesday of every month/ El tercer Martes del mes 5:30-7:00PM, 360 Acoma St. Denver, CO 8022
Catholic Charities Immigration Services
4045 Pecos St. Denver, CO 80211, 303-742-4971
Colorado Legal Services
1905 Sherman St., Suite 400 Denver, CO 80203, 303-837-1313
The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
The earth is sacred. We must live in balance with all of creation, using only what we need, and recognizing that there is enough for all.
We desire a merciful, rehabilitative justice system that maintains the hope and human dignity of every person.
We desire a moral and communal economy based on the infinite value of human beings, not material objects.