With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act finally signed into law and the Build Back Better Act passed in the House, Congress must continue working for the American people and support our communities across the nation. America’s immigration system hasn’t been reformed in decades and, like our nation’s infrastructure, is in desperate need of repair to protect the immigrants endangered by its failures.
Dozens of immigrant advocates rallied at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center in Downtown Denver Tuesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court began considering the fate of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children and were protected from deportation by the Obama Administration, referred to as “Dreamers.”
Over the past six weeks, since U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) promised to restart his efforts to collect signatures on a “discharge petition” to force the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on legislation that would temporarily protect some so-called Dreamers from deportation, Coffman has apparently failed to convince a single Congressman, Democrat or Republican, to sign it.
Coffman again promises to force vote on Bridge Act (temporary), not to be confused with the Dream Act (permanent)
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) recommitted this week to force a House vote to protect Dreamers from deportation, if there is no legislative fix by March 5, when the program’s phaseout under Trump is complete.
Coffman backtracks on support for Dream Act, calling the bill “unrealistic” even though he’s voted repeatedly for Hail Mary legislation
During a raucous town hall meeting Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) backed off a pledge of support for the Dream Act, which he co-sponsored just last year.
Republican Congressman Mike Coffman grabbed headlines back in September for promising to force Republican leaders in the U.S. House to vote on his bill, called the BRIDGE Act, allowing Dreamers to remain in the U.S. for two more years, while Congress works out a permanent solution.
Gardner’s defense of cannabis should be taken with a grain of salt given his unkept promises on Dreamers, CHIP
Following Thursday’s news that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would rescind the Obama-era policies of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, Colorado Republican Senator Cory Garder immediately spoke out in defiance.
Denver immigration lawyer: Trump ‘grovels to the xenophobic wing of his base’ in exchange for Dreamer protections
Suspicions that Trump would demand a high price for the protection of immigrants who arrived in the country as children came to fruition Sunday after the White House released a set of immigration demands, including funding for a border wall, to be met in exchange for a deal on Dreamers.
Gardner now supports the DREAM Act, but does he still oppose offering in-state tuition to young immigrants?
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Tuesday announced his support of legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children to live, work, and go to school in the U.S. despite his record of opposing such legislation at the federal level as well as a similar state law.