UUCB’S Share-Our-Plate recipient for the month of February is the Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County; sponsored by our Immigration Ministry — Fred Cole will be their host during the month. The Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County was founded in 2005 to help community members address issues of citizenship and immigration status, while maintaining roots in community organizing. As a non-profit the Center has provided dozens of educational programs, encouraging the community to focus on the many inconsistencies in U.S. immigration policy.
As a law office, the Center has provided assistance to more than 3,000 families, helping hundreds of them to obtain lawful permanent residence (or green-card) status. Following President Obama’s 2012 announcement of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) the Center launched a clinical program, providing affordable legal assistance to more than 200 eligible young people, in Boulder County.
With a clinical program already running smoothly the Center is ready for “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” — however it proceeds through Congress. With help from our wider community, volunteers within the clinical program can easily expand to assist thousands, in navigating the process. Thank you for sharing your plate with the Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County, and we would love to talk with you about volunteer opportunities!