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Western Slope Hispanic Demographics

Western Slope Hispanic Demographics

The Hispanic population on the western slope is growing. Are you interested in learning more about the demographics of the Hispanic community in western Colorado? Click on the link below to open this report in PDF format. The information was collected by Jim...

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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

The Hispanic Affairs Project—HAP is hiring for two positions based in Grand Junction! HAP is a grassroots organization serving the immigrant community in Western Colorado, primarily in Mesa, Montrose and Gunnison counties. Our Mission is to promote the social...

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New Pro-Immigrant Laws Passed in Colorado

New Pro-Immigrant Laws Passed in Colorado

There was much to celebrate at the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition’s West Slope Regional meeting on May 25th! This year’s legislative session saw the passage of several new or updated pro-immigrant laws. Read more about them below. New Offices for Driver’s...

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– Analysis: The tax cuts one year later

The Trump-GOP tax cut law, formally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed Congress Dec. 20, 2017, and was signed into law by President Trump two days later. As we approach the law’s first anniversary, Americans for Tax Fairness recaps the major...

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-Building Communities of Welcome

National Migration Week 2019 (January 6-12,2019) The Hispanic Affairs Project celebrated the National Migration Week in Montrose the last Saturday 12th. Deacon Jose Pacheco, who is a HAP’s Board of Director and founding member of the organization  facilitated a...

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– Welcome to Mesa County

– Welcome to Mesa County

The Law Enforcement and Latino Alliance (LELA) welcomes you! Volante en ESPANOL:  Bienvenidos al Condado de Mesa LELA is a collaboration between our Law Enforcement and the Immigrant Community in Mesa County. They are working together to provide a public safety and...

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– New Book: No Direction Home, by Diane Winger

Mensaje en espanol (abajo) On this International Migrants Day—take some time to learn more about the complexities of human migration. A good starting point is to read Montrose author, Diane Winger’s newest book, “No Direction Home: For a family divided, love know no...

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– Celebrating International Day of the Migrant

– Celebrating International Day of the Migrant

To honor immigrant community members, the Hispanic Affairs Project will observe International Migrants Day on December 18th. The City of Grand Junction (Text of the Proclamation), Montrose, Gunnison, and the town of Crested Butte and Mountain of Crested Butte are...

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– HAP inaugurates a new office in Grand Junction

– HAP inaugurates a new office in Grand Junction

Mi casa es su casa! Office Grand Junction Visit us at Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Avenue Suite 101Grand Junction, CO 81501 Please contact or visit Katia Curbelo, Community Advocate  at 970.987.2970 - katia@hapgj.org After several years of in-kind support of...

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– Celebrating a new victory for H2A range workers

– Celebrating a new victory for H2A range workers

The Hispanic Affairs Project received from the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals the opinion in favor that recommends that our challenge to the illegal sheepherders rule can proceed. Through the voices of workers, former sheepherders and HAP, we demonstrate that for...

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– Southern Border Update

– Southern Border Update

The Hispanic Affairs Project invites you to support all initiatives to end the Humanitarian Border Crisis. This happens at the time the United States leaves the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Our communities are planning several activities across western...

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– Celebrating the International Women’s Day

– Celebrating the International Women’s Day

The woman is the Mother, the Daughter, the Friend, the Sister, the Farmworker, the Soldier, the Migrant, the Dreamer, the Organizer, the Comrade, the Member of HAP. We have many reasons to celebrate the  International Woman's Day. Thank you! En el Día Internacional de...

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– City Council Join Us in Support to Dreamers

– City Council Join Us in Support to Dreamers

The City Council of Grand Junction and Montrose, in recognition of the contributions of our Dreamers, joined to hundreds of elected officials across the Country in support to Dream Act. They recognize the social and economic impact of youth and young adults who are...

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-Labor rights victory for H-2A range workers!

-Labor rights victory for H-2A range workers!

As of January 1st, the new minimum monthly wage for sheepherders will be $1,544.07. Two years ago, HAP helped to end 50 years of monopoly by the sheep industry by increasing the basic worker salary from $750 to $1,226 per month, and the start of 2018 marks the second...

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– The Dream Act is possible with your support!

With your support here’s what we can do to protect immigrant families in Colorado Provide immigration relief to those who qualify for citizenship and other adjustment of status processes, including defending DACA recipients; meanwhile work to expand immigration legal...

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– HAP Assists with DACA Renewals- Urgent!

– HAP Assists with DACA Renewals- Urgent!

HAP reinicia su asistencia para las personas que soliciten la renovación de DACA -en respuesta a la orden preliminar de enero 2018- Mensaje en espanol: HAP esta asistiendo para DACA 1.15.18 Pres Release: HAP is Assisting with DACA renewals 1.15.18 A partir del 13 de...

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– HAP Stands with Working Families: DACA

– HAP Stands with Working Families: DACA

The Hispanic Affairs Project Will Support Community Members with DACA and their Families, Despite Recent Federal Announcement For Immediate Release September 6, 2017 Contact: Ricardo Perez, (970) 249-4115 ricardo@hapgj.org; Nicole Ruiz, nicoleruiz@hapgj.org; Marketa...

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– City Council Join Us in Support to Dreamers

– What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?

What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends? (August 28, 2017) | Immigrant Legal Resource Center | ILRC There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program soon. At this time, we do not know when or if the...

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– The John Kiernan Award and HAP Anniversary

The Hispanic Affairs Project invites you to honor MarillacHealth and Hilda Gonzales, recipients of the 2017 John Kiernan Award for their service to the Immigrant and Refugee Communities of Western Colorado. This event will take place in our Anniversary Celebration...

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– Combating the unauthorized practice of law.

In 2016, HAP was instrumental to pass the bill HB 16-1391: Concerning a prohibition against non-attorneys providing legal services related to immigrant matters.Though there are federal and USCIS regulations to ensure immigrants receive pertinent immigration legal...

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– Walking each other!

The Gunnison Valley Diversity Walk celebrates both, our differences and our commonality. By Kathy Norgard Published in Crested Butte Magazine: CB Magazine Diversity Walk

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– Immigrant received recognition in Grand Junction

On Tuesday, Guadalupe Gomez received recognition for saving that girl’s life and was presented with the Citizen Service Award from the Grand Junction Police Department. Gomez wiped tears away as Police Chief John Camper thanked her for saving the girl and gave her a...

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