CPR - The Immigration System Is A Challenge Without A Lawyer. Denver Wants To Change That

CPR - The Immigration System Is A Challenge Without A Lawyer. Denver Wants To Change That

Around 90 percent of those detained at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora, Colorado, don’t have a lawyer. Denver is trying to improve that statistic. The city officially opened a fund in November for people who can’t afford legal representation in their immigration cases. RMIAN will receive funding and hire two full-time attorneys through this initiative.

Vera Institute of Justice - Local Government on the Right Side of History

Vera Institute of Justice - Local Government on the Right Side of History

The SAFE Network is a diverse group of local jurisdictions dedicated to providing publicly funded representation for people facing deportation. This short video describes the need for and impact of SAFE from the perspective of network members and those directly impacted—local government leaders, attorneys, and clients.

Denver Celebrates One Year of the SAFE Network Providing Public Defense to Immigrants Facing Deportation

Denver Celebrates One Year of the SAFE Network Providing Public Defense to Immigrants Facing Deportation

At a time when harsh immigration policies are disrupting our community, separating children and parents, and increasing detention and deportation, the City and County of Denver celebrates the successes of the first year of work with the Vera Institute of Justice’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network. The SAFE Network is a diverse group of a dozen cities and counties across America dedicated to providing publicly-funded universal representation for people facing deportation and to build evidence for its effectiveness.

RMIAN Receives Grant from Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund

RMIAN Receives Grant from Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, The Denver Foundation and the Vera Institute announced the first $377,000 in grants from the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund. The grants will support RMIAN and other local grantees in providing access to legal representation for qualified individuals in immigration detention and facing deportation and those seeking assistance in such areas as citizenship and asylum-seeking or renewals for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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.