RMIAN, along with the Immigration Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, will host a full-day CLE in Denver on Wednesday, September 26. The training will provide attendees with the keys to zealous immigration advocacy and dive into immigration enforcement, detention and bond practices, protections for immigrant crime victims, asylum law, special immigrant juvenile status, and working with experts to build your case. Information here.
RMIAN’s Ashley Harrington and Laura Lunn speak to the Boulder Weekly about the administration’s policies and migrant families.
Photo: Matt Cortina/Boulder Weekly
RMIAN's Sarah Plastino speaks with NPR’s Michel Martin about the administration's plans to detain immigrant families and children longer than 20 days and about the challenges her clients face in reuniting with their children.
Local artists, led by event organizer, Kaitlyn Tucek, held an art auction and fundraiser for RMIAN on Friday, June 29th, in Denver. Over 100 artists donated 240 pieces of art to the event, which raised over $13,000. This funding allows RMIAN to help parents in Colorado experiencing family separation.
From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, June 29, Artists for Immigrant Families, an art auction organized by Kaitlyn Tucek at the McNichols Building, will raise money for RMIAN. Admission is $5 (you can get tickets in advance here).
Image: "Choices" by Molly Bounds, silkscreen prints.
Vice quotes RMIAN’s Laura Lunn: “Everyone seems to be very confused, not just the people who are being detained and imprisoned. Across the board I haven’t heard anybody who has concrete next steps about how they will be reunited with their children.”
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RMIAN is hiring a Director of Development
A group of Denver artists, led by Kaitlyn Tucek, are coming together for a one night only art sale and auction benefiting RMIAN. Join us at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver this Friday June 29th, from 6pm-9pm during their advocacy event Giving Voices and donate to support RMIAN's efforts to reunite separated families.
RMIAN Executive Director, Mekela Goehring, and Dr. Janine Young on the lasting, irreversible consequences of family separation.
Photo: Seth Robbins/AP
Colorado Public Radio speaks to a RMIAN client who was separated from her daughter for two months in 2016, leaving lasting negative effects on her child. “It hurts to see what is happening right now. No parents should have to go through this.”
Photo: AP/Eric Gay
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., visited with migrant mothers at the immigration detention facility in Aurora yesterday. The Trump administration separated the mothers from their young children at the southern border in May, and has detained them ever since, now in Colorado.
Fort Collins immigration attorney, Kim Baker Medina, tells the stories of her asylum-seeking clients. “These people are real. I know because I represent or have represented each of them. But what is not real are the stories our president tells about them.”
An immigrant from El Salvador and RMIAN client shares her story of being separated from her daughter at the border.
Two RMIAN clients, a mother and daughter from El Salvador, tell their story of being separated at the border. “When I decided to leave with my daughter, I thought we would be together,” Sara said. “When I arrived and they separated us, it was so hard.”
Photo: Associated Press
RMIAN’s Brittany Hurley tells The Denver Post about RMIAN’s work with parents being held in detention in Aurora. “One woman I met with today used the word ‘anguish’ to describe it all,” Hurley said.
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Colorado Health Foundation President & CEO, Karen McNeil-Miller, discusses the ways in which family separation can negatively affect the lifelong health of children and why the Foundation is supporting RMIAN in this critical time.
RMIAN's Executive Director, Mekela Goehring, speaks with CBS4's Rick Sallinger about RMIAN’s work with separated families.
Managing Attorney of RMIAN's Children's Program, Ashley Harrington, speaks with Jackie Crea from Denver7 News about RMIAN’s work with parents separated from their children.
RMIAN’s Megan Hope joins Kyle Clark from 9News Denver to speak about how families at a detention center in Aurora have been impacted by recent policy changes.
RMIAN’s Laura Lunn speaks with The New York Times about three detained mothers who have been separated from their children.
Photo: Sandy Huffaker/The New York Times
RMIAN’s Laura Lunn and other advocates will provide an update on ‘Family Separation and Family Detention at the Border’ next Wednesday, June 27th. The webinar is offered by the Practising Law Institute (PLI). Register here.
Three RMIAN clients, Guatemalan women who were separated from their children at the border, share their stories of family separation.
“The Executive Order signed today by the President trades one cruel policy for another, replacing family separation with prolonged family detention, and does nothing to address the nightmare that thousands of families remain separated, including here in Colorado,” said RMIAN’s Executive Director Mekela Goehring.
Managing Attorney of RMIAN's Detention Program, Laura Lunn, discusses family separation on FOX31 Denver.
RMIAN’s Laura Lunn tells The Daily Beast that numerous detained women she’s spoken to say they were placed in expedited removal proceedings without being asked by Customs and Border Patrol officials if they were afraid of returning to their home countries.
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Poor medical treatment contributed to more than half the deaths reported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a 16-month period, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, Detention Watch Network, and National Immigrant Justice Center said in a report released today.
Image: Mitch Blunt/Human Rights Watch
Through generous funding from The Gateway Fund at The Denver Foundation, RMIAN has an opening for a one-year Immigrant Justice Legal Fellow in RMIAN’s Detention Program starting July 2018.
Slate adds RMIAN to a growing list of organizations helping families separated at the border.
Photo: Edgard Garrido/Reuters
RMIAN applauds Governor Hickenlooper for his leadership in standing up to this cruel policy of separating families and for reaffirming that “Colorado is a safe and welcoming place for all of its residents, regardless of immigration status.”
RMIAN joins its partner organizations across the country in condemning this decision as an “affront to the rule of law” and yet another politically-motivated attack on those seeking refuge in the U.S.