Federal Officials Reach Out to Denver Area Law Enforcement and Community Groups on Immigration Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Crimes
Federal immigration officials will host a press conference in Denver on Aug 2, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss assistance for immigrants who are victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and violent crimes such as rape, murder, and sexual assault. You will hear about training and outreach for law enforcement and community groups to provide them with the tools to help victims become survivors.
Denver is one of 30 cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials from Washington, DC are visiting in a two-year drive to educate the public, emergency responders, law enforcement officers, healthcare professionals, and community advocacy groups about these important programs to protect victims who may be in the United States illegally.
As a result of this outreach, the immigrant community is hearing that programs are available to protect victims, but much more can be done. Media are being asked to assist in getting the word to immigrant communities about these programs.
The press conference will include a question and answer session and one-on-one opportunities to interview DHS officials and representatives of local immigrant-serving community organizations.
WHO: Robert Mather, USCIS Denver District Director
Scott Whelan, USCIS Policy, Adjudications Officer, Washington, D.C.
Patrick.J.Lechleitne, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Kristin Petri, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m (Allow 15 minutes to clear security)
WHERE: USCIS, Denver District
12484 E. Weaver Place
Centennial, Colorado 80111
CONTACT: Maria Elena Upson, at (972) 893-5548 or (214) 208-7765 mobile firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Please confirm with Maria Elena for planning purposes.