The following persons testified regarding HB 21-1194:
Sarah Plastino, representing the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, testified in support of the bill.
Valeria Contreras, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Sarah Klieforth-Williams, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Plastino responded responded to questions regarding the number of clients she represents who are charged with a crime, the number of immigration cases currently pending in Colorado, and the impact of a person having an attorney on the length of detainment. Ms. Plastino responded to further questions regarding potential federal action on providing legal counsel to those in immigrant proceedings. Discussion ensued regarding the effect of the legislation. Ms. Plastino responded to questions regarding children that undergo immigration proceedings, and the sources of funding for her organization.