Immigration Justice Task Force
The Immigration Justice Task Force supports the immigrant community in several meaningful ways, but through our association with groups (Together Colorado, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Metro Denver, and Boulder Valley Sanctuary Coalitions) that advocate for immigrant justice we are continually 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.
Several of the Task Force members attended the Interfaith Service and Panel on Immigration held at Immaculate Conception Church in Lafayette on March 19, 2018. The event was sponsored by Together Colorado’s Boulder County Interfaith Leaders Caucus. In addition to hearing the stories of immigrants, attendees also learned about practical ways to support the immigrant community.
Members of the Task Force are involved in supporting the People’s Resolution, an effort by the four women in sanctuary in Colorado to change the unjust laws affecting immigrants. Read more at http://www.peoplesresolution.org/
Several members of the Task Force and others in the Fellowship volunteer at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder to support Ingrid who, along with her two children, is living in sanctuary. Some volunteer jobs include door monitoring, childcare, grocery shopping and laundry. To fill out a volunteer form, click on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeil6WsIFo9yAUywGoSbXP-GSC5mRSGTnv5j9b03kClnjcPHQ/viewform.
Members of the Task Force attend the monthly meetings of the Boulder Valley Sanctuary Coalition which meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The main purpose of these meetings now is to support Ingrid and her family.