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This guide focuses primarily on Colorado-based immigration and refugee services and advocacy organizations.

DISCLAIMER: The University of Colorado Law School does not make attorney referrals or provide legal advice, but the groups listed below may have more information on immigration and refugee law.
Colorado Organizations
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN).

Immigrant Resources (from Boulder County)

Other Colorado organizations (from the Immigration Advocates Network).  Also:
Colorado Chapters of National Organizations
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - Colorado. 
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ailacolorado/.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Colorado. 
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/acluofcolorado/.
Other National Organizations of Interest
American Immigration Council
  • Featured Page: ImmigrationJustice.US: a portal to harness the energy of the legal profession and coordinate the efforts of lawyers helping immigrants in response to President Trump’s Executive Orders.

National Immigration Law Center

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild 

Immigrant Legal Resource Center



 
Subject Specialist
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Lisa Schultz
Instructional Services & Research Librarian
Tel: 303 735-1867

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Jane Thompson
Associate Director of Faculty Services and Research
Tel: 303 492-2705

Colorado College and University Resources
Constitution Campus Information Clearinghouse (from the Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place & Law)

Running List of University/College and Higher Education Organization/Association Responses to President Trump's Executive Order Entitled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals" Issued January 27, 2017 (from the Int'l Higher Education Consulting Blog by David Comp)

University of Colorado Boulder.
 
International Students and Scholar Services.  ISSS serves as host to students, staff and faculty from abroad and helps ensure their success.

Law School: Colorado Law Immigrant Rights Project
 
ANNOUNCEMENT: Training on Mon. Feb. 13 and Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Law Professor Violeta Chapin, director of the Criminal/Immigration Defense Clinic at Wolf Law on the CU Boulder campus, will host several live-client clinics during the Spring semester for members of our immigrant community on campus who wish to be screened for alternative immigration relief in the event that they are placed in removal proceedings by immigration authorities. The new administration has already issued several expedited orders negatively affecting immigrants both currently in, and arriving to, this country. We anticipate in particular that this administration will either rescind, or fail to renew President Obama’s program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 
 
Should DACA be rescinded by the new Administration, this Intake will allow us to screen any undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Colorado who are undocumented and received a two-year deferral of their deportation, together with a Social Security number and permission to work under the DACA program to see if those students qualify for alternative immigration relief should they be placed in removal proceedings. There are also a number of CU Boulder staff who may need to consult with an immigration attorney regarding their (or their families') options for continuing to live and work in the United States. These are the clients we anticipate working with this semester.
 
The Client Intake Screen is six pages long and will require the volunteer screeners to carefully go through each question with their client and document the answers in the screening form. Volunteers will NOT provide any legal advice to the client. Once the interview is complete, Prof. Chapin and/or one of her Clinic students will then schedule a meeting with the client to explain what the answers in the form mean and what, if any, immigration relief may be available to each client.
 
Prof. Chapin will host two open Clinic seminar classes for students and staff who are not enrolled in a law school Clinic. Attendance at one of them is mandatory prior to joining the project. We will go over the Client Intake Screen and discuss how interviews should be conducted, as well as to go through a more in-depth discussion about what the words on the Intake Screen actually mean to people who are unfamiliar with our immigration laws.
 
The training/info sessions will be held on Mon., Feb. 13 and Wed., Feb. 15 from 12-1, over the lunch hour in the Wolf Law Library, room 1B12, in the basement. Space is limited, so please respond directly to Prof. Chapin if you are interested in participating in this project, have questions, and if you’re able to attend one of the information sessions in February. She can be reached directly at violeta.chapin@colorado.edu.