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Colorado immigrants collateral damage in Catholic culture war

Nicole Mosher, executive director of Durango-based nonprofit immigrant-aid organization Compañeros, is weighing how to keep her organization running effectively in light of the surprising news that the anti-poverty Catholic organization that supplies half of Companeros’ annual budget would likely end that support due to Compañeros’ indirect association with gay-rights group One Colorado.

Colorado Latino lobby day underlines lopsided nature of immigration debate

DENVER-- When hundreds of Coloradans flocked to the capitol here Monday for the state's fifth-annual Latino Advocacy Day, it was a rare recent instance in the state and around the country where support for policies that embrace immigration, U.S. Latino communities and the rights of undocumented residents stole the spotlight from support for policies that set deporting "illegals" and establishing border security as top priorities.

Colorado’s new informed-consent bill celebrated as tool to fight racial profiling

DENVER-- On Monday lawmakers and civil rights activists celebrated Governor Bill Ritter signing into law the so-called informed consent bill, which requires police to tell people they have a right to refuse to be searched during interaction with authorities. Although the bill drew rare bipartisan support in the fractious legislature this session, supporters were concerned that Ritter, a long-time tough District Attorney loath to dilute law enforcement power, might veto the bill. He didn't, which was cause for celebration.

Aurora Panel Set To Decide on Immigrant Lockup Expansion

The Aurora Planning Commission is set to vote this evening on whether a private prison contractor can expand a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Moving Forward On Immigration

Immigrant rights advocates in Colorado have spent the last few years working hard for what they see as better and more humane legislation. But...

Immigration Coalition Responds To Recent ICE Raids

An alliance of immigrant rights groups has released a statement regarding the ICE raids that took place today and yesterday. The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition...

Immigrant Alliance Seeks Apology

A state-wide coalition representing more than 80 advocacy groups is demanding an apology from Denver's Channel 7 for running a televised news spot about...

Immigration Coalition Will Target Special Session Law

A coalition of immigrant rights organizations from around the state will be targeting two laws that were passed by the legislature last year. And...