We are facing a crisis, at COPA we are clear that we have to be proactive and take the fight to the state and local level to fight for our rights. We are pushing for immigrant protections and pushing back against anti-sanctuary, “anti-immigrant” policies at the local and state level. As part of a coalition, COPA drafted a community-led immigrant protection policy with the strongest possible protections from deportation for immigrant communities that is currently being considered by the Denver City Council. We are also working to ensure Colorado becomes a state that protects and respects its immigrant community regardless of their status. COPA will continue to ensure we win the strongest possible protections for our immigrant families and to reject any effort to further criminalize our community.
Learn more about Denver’s immigrant protection policy, the Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Act here.