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Pew: Most Latino kids born from immigrants

Pew: Most Latino kids born from immigrants

With the nomination of Latina Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court there are a myriad of perspectives on what the pick symbolizes for the political future of the Latino community as a whole....

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May 28, 2009 Blog
Obama Admin to yank state’s $3 million immigrant detention subsidy

Obama Admin to yank state’s $3 million immigrant detention subsidy

Colorado is set to lose approximately $3 million in federal funds that are used to cover the costs of detaining undocumented immigrants in the state, according to current budget documents released this month....

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May 27, 2009 Blog, Criminal Justice, Politics
Task force seeks to create local immigration ‘dragnets’

Task force seeks to create local immigration ‘dragnets’

A measure introduced in the Senate Monday would require that the federal government train more local police to identify, arrest and detain immigrants who have been charged with crimes in the state. The measure would also allow the state to...

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April 23, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Pew: Undocumented population in Colorado leveling out

Pew: Undocumented population in Colorado leveling out

While Colorado's population of undocumented immigrants more than quadrupled between the years 1990 and 2000, new census data analyzed by the nonprofit Pew Hispanic Center show that the state's undocumented population has been stagnant since 2005, congruent with national...

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April 14, 2009 Blog
Pew: Latino incarceration rates increase, legal confidence wanes

Pew: Latino incarceration rates increase, legal confidence wanes

The tenuous political relationship between African Americans and Latinos may have found a new rallying point — criminal justice reform. Concerns by both groups about growing incarceration rates and flagging confidence in the legal system are highlighted in a new...

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April 7, 2009 Blog, Criminal Justice
Bennet on the record: Supports DREAM Act for immigration reform

Bennet on the record: Supports DREAM Act for immigration reform

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is voicing his approval of federal legislation that would give undocumented high school students in the United States a legal avenue to attend college. The proposal -- introduced in Congress two weeks ago as the DREAM...

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April 3, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Immigration concerns shadow upcoming census count

Immigration concerns shadow upcoming census count

In just one short year, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the momentous task of counting every single person in the United States. But civil rights advocates are worried that many Latinos and immigrants will not be tallied due to...

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April 1, 2009 Blog, Politics
Big business lobby stumps in Denver to defeat ‘card check’ bill

Big business lobby stumps in Denver to defeat ‘card check’ bill

A representative with the world's largest business federation was in Denver on Monday to decry H.R. 800, federal legislation that would give workers greater rights to unionize. At the meeting, business leaders were not only told to oppose the...

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February 24, 2009 Center Well, Politics
New media, new opportunities through the eyes of a young journalist

New media, new opportunities through the eyes of a young journalist

In the five years since I first became a reporter, I have worked for two established print weeklies, both of which have gone out of business. Most recently, I was working for an award-winning online news site financially supported by...

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November 21, 2008 Uncategorized
Colorado Latinos turned out in record numbers

Colorado Latinos turned out in record numbers

Latino voters turned out in record numbers in Colorado this year, more than doubling their turnout since 2004, according to recent polling data. More than 330,000 Latinos voted in the state last week, compared with 165,000 in 2004, based on

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November 10, 2008 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

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Will the Colorado GOP block unaffiliated voters from its 2018 primaries? It seems unlikely but there’s a movement to do it

Last week, the Colorado Republican Party said it would take a vote next month to determine whether to scrap its June 2018 primary elections now […]

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