Episode 19: Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights

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Apr 23 2018 23 mins   10
The Department of Justice has suspended funding for the Legal Orientation Program which provides essential legal information to people in immigration detention. Staff Attorney Arash Jahanian sits down with Mekela Goehring, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, to discuss the consequences of ending the program and the most important things immigration detainees and their families should know. Also, an update from Jen Samano. For more info on RMIAN go to www.rmian.org. The hotline for detained individuals and family members is: (303) 866-9308 CALL TO ACTION: Urge Colorado lawmakers to increase transparency and accountability in law enforcement. To contact the House Judiciary Committee go to http://bit.ly/HB1404IAB The Purple State Report is brought to you by the ACLU of Colorado. Our show was produced by Vanessa Michel, John Krieger, Alejandra Garza and Arash Jahanian with original theme music by Pablo Novelas. Additional music by Phantogram. For more information visit our website at aclu-co.org. If you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes email us at [email protected]