Upcoming Presentations by RMIAN's Children's Program

Upcoming Presentations by RMIAN's Children's Program

RMIAN’s Ashley Harrington will be presenting at two upcoming events. Details below.

Colorado Bar Association/Denver Bar Association lunch training on Friday, September 21. Intersections Between Family Law and Immigration Law: Special Juvenile Status (SIJS) Training

The Office of the Child’s Representative Fall Conference on Monday, September 24: Beyond the GRID: Integrating Law & Social Science to Improve Outcome for Children, Youth & Families

The Rocky Mountain Conference on Immigration & Naturalization Litigation - Friday, October 12

The Rocky Mountain Conference on Immigration & Naturalization Litigation - Friday, October 12

Save the Date! The Rocky Mountain Conference on Immigration & Naturalization Litigation will be held on Friday, October 12, in Denver. This year’s conference features expert advocates and academics from across the country providing cutting edge advice on litigation. Register here.

Local Activists Host Act Global, Stay Local Fundraiser for RMIAN

Local Activists Host Act Global, Stay Local Fundraiser for RMIAN

Local activists organized an event on Sunday, August 12, entitled Act Global, Stay Local that helped to raise $3,000 for RMIAN and the clients it serves. The event was held at Improper City in Denver and featured food, drinks, games, live music, and a silent auction. Thanks to the venue and organizers for the support and for executing such a great event. See event photos here.

Save the Date! RMIAN Full Day CLE Scheduled for 9/26/18

Save the Date! RMIAN Full Day CLE Scheduled for 9/26/18

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 Featured at Denver Open Music Sessions

RMIAN Featured at Denver Open Music Sessions

On the first Friday of every month, Open Media Foundation holds a free community event, Open Music Sessions (OMS), at the Denver Open Media studios (near the Santa Fe Art Walk) that spotlights local performance groups, comedians, musical acts, and nonprofit organizations. On August 10th, RMIAN’s Jessica Burnett spoke about RMIAN’s work at OMS. Thanks to The Denver Foundation and the Open Media Foundation for the opportunity to highlight RMIAN and its work in the community.

RMIAN Named Recipient of 4th Annual Spring Intercultural Champion Award

RMIAN Named Recipient of 4th Annual Spring Intercultural Champion Award

RMIAN is honored to be named a recipient of a Spring Intercultural Champion Award, presented by the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning. The annual award ceremony celebrates the rich cultural, social, and economic contributions that immigrants and refugees bring to Colorado. The award ceremony serves as a fundraising event for the Spring Institute and is open to the public. The event will be held on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, in Denver. Register to attend here.

Boulder Weekly: Coloradans rally around immigrant parents seeking reunification with their children

Boulder Weekly: Coloradans rally around immigrant parents seeking reunification with their children

RMIAN’s Laura Lunn discusses navigating her clients and other parents being moved to Texas over the weekend. “It’s treating them like they’re not human, and shipping them around the country from place to place is disorienting especially once they have set roots here, where we have been able to connect them with so many people that are willing to help.”

Photo: Sarah Jackson

Westword: Separated Immigrant Parents Transferred to Texas Are Missing Court in Colorado

Westword: Separated Immigrant Parents Transferred to Texas Are Missing Court in Colorado

Over the weekend, dozens of immigrant parents who were held in a federal detention center in Aurora after being separated from their children at the border under the recent “zero tolerance” policy were transferred to Texas. These parents include dozens who are working with RMIAN attorneys and volunteers who now find themselves located far away from the “lawyers who know their cases and are fighting for them to stay in the United States.”

RMIAN's Mekela Goehring to Participate in Changemaker Chat

RMIAN's Mekela Goehring to Participate in Changemaker Chat

Founded in 2014, Changemaker Chats is a non-for-profit organization that equips women with the networks and know-how to be more effective at work, at home, and in their community. Changemaker Chats' staple event is its off-the-record “chats” with female leaders, ranging from C-suite professionals to entrepreneurs, to writers, artists, and more. 

RMIAN Executive Director, Mekela Goehrng, will be the guest of a Changemaker Chat in Boulder on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Register here.

Immigration Training: Adult and Child Asylum

Immigration Training: Adult and Child Asylum

In response to the humanitarian crisis involving adult immigrants and unaccompanied immigrant children in Colorado and the dire need for pro bono legal representation for this vulnerable population, the Colorado Lawyers Committee, RMIAN, the Immigration Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP will present a free training on adult and children asylum on August 10th, 2018 from 8:00 until 12:00 at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. This training is designed for lawyers with no immigration experience. The training is free to any individual who agrees to take a case screened by RMIAN.

KUNC: Colorado Detention Facility Holds Parents Still Separated From Their Children

KUNC: Colorado Detention Facility Holds Parents Still Separated From Their Children

RMIAN estimates that roughly 20 of the parents we have worked with have been released from the detention center in Aurora, and only two of them are with their children again. “Each one of them talks to me about how it feels like torture,” says RMIAN’s Laura Lunn. “Each one of the mothers I’m working with has complained about not being able to eat, not being able to sleep, feeling incredibly anxious and depressed and worried about the wellbeing of their children.”

Save the Date! RMIAN Full Day CLE Scheduled for 9/26/18

Save the Date! RMIAN Full Day CLE Scheduled for 9/26/18

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.