June 15 marked the 10th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was established via an executive order by former President Barack Obama but has never been passed into law and made permanent.
CU Fraternity Members Help Amplify Dreamers’ Stories
Three fraternity men, four “Dreamers” and a University of Colorado history professor were on stage Wednesday night in Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center.
Immigrant Advocates Rally in Denver as SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Ending DACA
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.”
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Again Tries to Help Dreamers
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced Wednesday that he supports a parliamentary maneuver to force a long-stalled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation to protect some young immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation.
Congressman making zero progress on his plan to help 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.
What happened to Coffman’s promise to force vote on a Dreamer bill by March 5?
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.
State lawmaker: Immigrants have “murdered, mayhemmed, raped” people in sanctuary cities
State Rep. Dave Williams, a Colorado Springs Republican, slammed sanctuary cities during a radio appearance Friday, claiming immigrants are drawn to them and “wreak havoc.”
Contradicting McConnell, Gardner says DACA will only be considered after Senate agrees on other issues
Contradicting U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who expressed his “intention” to allow a Senate vote on DACA and other immigration issues, even if other issues, like defense spending and disaster relief, were not resolved, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner today walked back expectations that a DACA vote will actually occur, stating that Senate agreements on “funding the federal budget for the year,” on “budget caps,” and on “defense spending” must be completed before the Senate will take up the “DACA issue.”
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.