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.
Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs is being considered by the Department of Defense to host unaccompanied migrant children, and U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), whose district includes Colorado Springs, is reportedly not happy about the idea.
Colorado’s Republican Party is looking for new ways to attract voters after Colorado shifted further left in the 2020 elections.
Last Thursday, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) voted for a Republican non-binding budget amendment aiming to prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving stimulus checks. Colorado immigration advocacy groups and community leaders lambasted Hickenlooper over his vote.
As Donald Trump leaves office, it’s worth remembering how he first launched his campaign: by calling immigrants “murderers” and “rapists.”
For the past four years, immigrants across the nation, including my family, held our collective breath as Donald Trump pursued a hateful agenda designed to separate us from our homes and communities. After a long and tumultuous campaign cycle, millions of American immigrants exhaled as Joe Biden was elected the 46th President of the United States.
Democratic members of Colorado’s Senate and House are calling for a congressional investigation into a whistleblower complaint filed earlier this month stating that immigrants received forced hysterectomies while detained at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Georgia.
Even though U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has painted himself as a defender of Colorado’s cannabis industry and a progressive Republican when it comes to immigration reform, he’s been unable to convince fellow Republicans to pass laws to help marijuana businesses or immigrants.