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Tag Archives: Immigration

News Poetry: Undocumented?

Every day wear sturdy shoes in case you need to run. Pack a small bag, keep it light and close. Sew money into the lining […]...

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October 4, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix

Here’s what Congress can do about DACA— and where Colorado’s representatives stand on each plan

With a formal announcement that Donald Trump’s administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — known as DACA — attention has quickly […]...

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September 5, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Head of Denver schools: Removing DACA protections for undocumented immigrants would be ‘catastrophic’

Rolling back protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children would prove “catastrophic” for Denver Public Schools and the city, DPS Superintendent […]...

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August 31, 2017 Immigration, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Wiretap: Everyone’s talking about Trump’s speech, but the real fireworks are yet to come

The Trump-McConnell fued has moved to a crisis point, writes The New York Times, as a budget showdown looms and a possible governmental shutdown over […]...

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August 24, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: Here comes the Trump pivot as he now turns to keeping legal immigrants out

Donald Trump wants to build a new wall, this time to keep the legal immigrants out. It’s a metaphorical wall this go-round. And, in any […]...

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August 3, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: Many of the “bad hombres” facing deportation turn out to be good mothers

The “bad hombres” that Trump promised to deport during his presidential campaign have often instead been good mothers, whose deportation would break families apart. The […]...

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July 24, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Small towns are the place to challenge immigration policy

This month, Rosa Sabido, a 53-year old woman of “impeccable character,” became the 11th person nationwide currently in sanctuary in a church. The other churches […]...

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July 13, 2017 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

This church is offering sanctuary to immigrants in one of America’s most conservative cities

A national movement of clergy in the Trump-era offering their churches as safe harbors for immigrants has taken hold in Colorado’s second largest city— and […]...

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June 20, 2017 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Aurora school board member criticized for comments about immigrants

Facing criticism for her recent comments about immigrants, an Aurora school board member Tuesday offered a lengthy, emotional response that emphasized the importance of following […]...

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June 7, 2017 Education, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeanette Vizguerra granted stay of removal, will leave sanctuary

Undocumented immigrant and longtime Denver resident Jeanette Vizguerra has been granted a stay of removal from deportation until March 15, 2019. Vizguerra, who is originally […]...

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May 12, 2017 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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