On Monday leaders of the Colorado Rapid Response Network held a press conference to relaunch the rapid response hotline for Colorado. The coalition is comprised of immigrant rights advocates and organizations fighting federal and state immigration enforcement and abuse of power. In a time where fear of mass deportations are growing and misinformation is spreading, the Rapid Response Network is looking to fight for the rights of immigrant communities via legal assistance, know your rights trainings and a 24 hour hotline to combat ICE raids.
“The Colorado Rapid Response Network is ready to take our efforts of immigrant rights protections to the next level. As each year passes, we know that our communities will continue to be under attack and targeted by ICE agents and the current administration’s abuse of power,” explained Pamela Resendiz Trujano, Deputy Director for United for a New Economy. “It is our intention as CoRRN to continue leading Colorado in educating the public on advocacy and civil rights abuses upon immigrant communities.”
“As undocumented people, we are counting on our friends and neighbors to help keep us safe from abusive ICE practices. We are counting on everyone in Colorado to call the hotline to report potential ICE activity,” stated Ana Rodriguez, Community Organizer with Colorado People’s Alliance.
“We are putting ICE on notice that we are watching and call on our community to step up and defend ourselves by reporting ICE activity in your area and calling 1-877-UNITE-41.”
Brendan Greene, with Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, commented, “We chose to do the relaunch of the Colorado Rapid Response network on Presidents Day because over the past year we have seen an all out attack on the civil liberties and rights of immigrant communities. In Colorado we are organizing to defend ourselves and will use our network of volunteers to identify patterns of abuse and hold ICE accountable. We are putting ICE on notice that we are watching and call on our community to step up and defend ourselves by reporting ICE activity in your area and calling 1-877-UNITE-41.”
The Colorado Rapid Response Network continues to encourage people to call the 24-hour hotline 1-877-UNITE-41 if you are targeted by ICE or if you are witnessing ICE at courts or in the streets.
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