Last week, a cartoon appeared on the Jefferson County Republican Party’s Facebook page that depicted a caricature of President Joe Biden saying that “illegal immigrants and Afghan refugees” will be sent to Republican-dominated states.
The end of summer is an exciting time for students as they connect with classmates, begin new classes, and continue to pursue education to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to have that same optimism when looking towards my own future. I am an undocumented immigrant, meaning that nothing is certain for me. When I was a child, my family and I left Mexico and came to Colorado in search of a better life. If Congress fails to provide Dreamers like me with an earned pathway to citizenship, my hard work could be for nothing if I’m forced from my home here in the U.S. before I have the chance to truly begin my career. This is unfair and harmful to me and all Coloradans. We need change so that the hard work of thousands of undocumented immigrants in Colorado is not wasted.
I came to the U.S. in second grade, undocumented. I’m now 25 years old, and for the last nine years, I have endured a bureaucratic maze that may or may not lead towards U.S. citizenship. I still await my naturalization, but I hope that soon enough other immigrants can join me when our U.S. Congress finally creates a pathway to citizenship for millions like me.
Last Monday, Casa de Paz, an Aurora-based group that provides hospitality services to immigrants recently released from detention, issued a statement seeking volunteers to assist with their programs.
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), an immigration advocacy group, condemned comments about undocumented workers made by Congressional Redistricting commissioner Bill Leone.
Last week a federal judge declared Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, unlawful. While the Biden administration has promised to appeal the decision, Colorado immigrant advocacy groups said the ruling illuminates the need for lasting immigration reform in Congress.
CO Legislator Says His Comment “We Have Allowed The Weeds to Overwhelm The Garden” Refers to Socialism not Immigrants
Colorado state Rep. Mark Baisley’s (R-Roxborough Park) recent Facebook post about the number of immigrants crossing the nation’s southern border every month led a commenter to invoke a white nationalist conspiracy theory known as the “great replacement.”
Last week two bills, each with the goal of protecting immigrant rights, passed through their respective chambers in the Colorado legislature. This is the second of two brief summaries of what each piece of legislation hopes to accomplish. The first can be found here.
Last week two bills, each with the goal of protecting immigrant rights, passed through their respective chambers in the Colorado legislature. This is the first of two brief summaries of what each piece of legislation hopes to accomplish. The second can be found here.