Immigration Justice Task Force
For many years, the members of the Fellowship, in particular the Immigration Justice Task Force, have been concerned about the unjust and inhumane treatment of immigrants.
The Immigration Justice Task Force is made up of Fellowship members interested in learning more about our immigration system and in taking actions to support immigrants. Members receive information about current immigration issues, including legislative issues related to the border, and a broad range of issues such as challenges and delays with citizenship processings.
The Immigration Justice Task Force is associated with other local groups (Together Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Metro Denver, and BASIC, the Boulder Area Sanctuary and Immigration Coalition, that advocate for immigrant justice. We are called on to participate in actions which support our immigrant neighbors.
Some of these actions include attending vigils with other community and religious groups when immigrants appear in court or at ICE offices; contacting legislators to advocate for laws that advance immigrants’ safety and rights through emails, letter writing, attending legislative committee meetings and/or press conferences; providing educational forums for both immigrants and their allies; and volunteering to document ICE raids and support those affected by such raids.
As a member of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), members of the Fellowship may attend north region meetings and the state assembly, and vote on state legislative priorities for the organization.
Many congregants volunteered to help support the family who was in sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder up until recently. Some members have participated in vigils at the Aurora Detention Center and other live actions in the Boulder and Denver areas.
The task force hopes to soon resume in-person information and discussion sessions at the Fellowship.
Contact Bob Norris for further information and opportunities to participate.