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Colorado universities host DACA renewal sessions as members of Congress push DREAM Act

DENVER – Staffers and students at the University of Colorado Law School hosted the first of two workshops Wednesday helping DACA recipients renew their eligibility on the same day that Rep. Diana DeGette again pushed for Congress to put the DREAM Act into law. Only a handful of Dreamers showed up to the first session, […]

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Rep. Mike Coffman asks feds to consider fixes for DACA wind-down

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and one of his Democratic fellow members of Congress are asking the Department of Homeland Security to give some Dreamers leeway to get their immigration statuses in order as DACA is wound-down over the next six months. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that he was […]

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Ingrid LaTorre will get time to make family arrangements before deportation, ICE says

DENVER – Ingrid LaTorre, the Peruvian national whose plea for a pardon from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was denied Thursday, will get around a month to make arrangements for her family before she is deported. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Friday to Denver7 it was working with LaTorre’s attorneys regarding her departure since she […]

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper denies pardon for undocumented immigrant Ingrid LaTorre

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday denied a request for a pardon from an undocumented immigrant from Peru who faces possible deportation following a conviction, saying the woman’s crime was not victimless, but also took the opportunity to plead for a congressional fix to immigration reform issues. Ingrid Ecalada LaTorre, 33, a mother to […]

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Colorado’s Gardner, Coffman change course from pre-2014 with support of DACA legislation

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner signed on Tuesday for the first time to cosponsor the Dream Act, which would effectively implement DACA through legislation, on the same day that his fellow Republican member of Congress, Mike Coffman, tried to force the House to vote on a DACA extension. After President Donald Trump and Attorney […]

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Hundreds of Denver students rally at Auraria Campus to protest Trump’s DACA decision

DENVER – An estimated 1,100 students in Denver walked out of class Tuesday after the Trump administration announced it was rescinding the Obama-era immigration program that has protected more than 17,000 people in Colorado from being deported. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the move Tuesday morning, and the Department of Homeland Security officially rescinded […]

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DACA rescinded: Colorado’s elected officials react to Trump’s immigration decision

DENVER – Reaction from Colorado’s members of Congress and other state government officials to the Trump administration’s decision to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program started pouring in shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday morning. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security formally rescinded the Obama-era policy, which […]

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Colorado immigrants, lawmakers anxiously await Trump’s decision on DACA

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper joined state lawmakers, immigrants and activists at the state Capitol Friday to voice support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program days ahead of President Trump’s decision on whether or not he’ll continue the program. The morning rally by some of Colorado’s highest-profile Democrats came as the timeline […]

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Former Mexico President Vicente Fox praises Denver’s new immigration ordinance

DENVER – Former Mexico President Vicente Fox kicked off his first day in Denver Tuesday by praising the city’s decision made Monday to bolster protections for immigrants in the city. Fox is in town for talks regarding the economy between Colorado and Mexico. In a news conference that also included Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Fox […]

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Denver mayor, city council reach compromise with new immigrants’ rights ordinance proposal

DENVER – Denver’s mayor and city council have reached a compromise of sorts on an ordinance aimed at memorializing city policies they say are aimed at protecting immigrants and refugees in the city. Mayor Michael Hancock and councilors Paul Lopez and Robin Kniech announced at a Wednesday afternoon news conference that they will be introducing […]

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