"RMIAN mourns the death of Mr. Samimi, whose preliminary cause of death is cardiac arrest, while detained at the for-profit civil immigration detention center. We witness the tragedy of immigration detention on a daily basis. This death powerfully demonstrates the need for ICE to end immigration detention and pursue alternatives to detention," said RMIAN Board President, Patricia Medige.
RMIAN's Jessica Burnett and Natalie Petrucci will be presenting in Denver next Monday, November 13. The course, entitled - Ensuring Immigrants' Rights in Colorado: Opportunities for Meaningful Pro Bono Work with RMIAN - is an opportunity for attorneys to learn about pro bono opportunities with RMIAN.
RMIAN's Lauren Duke and Megan Hope will join other local advocates in discussing immigration at the upcoming Civic Education for Civic Engagement Series, hosted by the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work.
Colorado woman and Yale senior, Viviana Andazola Marquez, tells the story of how her father, a long-term Colorado resident, was detained and placed in deportation proceedings.
*Photo Courtesy of Viviana Andazola Marquez and the New York Times
The head of RMIAN's Social Service Project, Megan Hope, MSW, is presenting on secondary trauma at a free webinar organized by the ABA's Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants on June 26, 2017.