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Immigrants rights and advocacy groups in Colorado say they are hesitantly hopeful following the Trump administration’s decision to keep a program that protects some younger immigrants from...
Alex Nowrahsteh of the libertarian CATO Institute says immigration reform of the infamous 3/10-year bar may be passable, and arch-restrictionist Mark Krikorian says it's not amnesty.
Colorado supporters of an Arizona-style immigration bill say they will pull the bill this morning before it comes to a vote. As reported by The Durango Herald, even Republicans feared the bill was unconstitutional, and Democrats said it wasn't needed in Colorado anyway.
While the number of unauthorized immigrants has remained more or less steady in the United States for the last several years at around 11 million, the number of undocumented immigrants in Colorado has fallen substantially in recent years, according to a study released by the Pew Research Center Tuesday.
The long-coming death of the Bush-era project to build a "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border was officially announced Friday. Since 2005, taxpayers have shelled out $15 million a mile for roughly 53 miles of networked cameras, ground sensors and radar that can't tell the difference between swaying plants and border-hopping humans. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the Obama administration is scrapping the Boeing-contracted billion-dollar boondoggle in favor of "proven technologies" like chain link. Colorado anti-illegal immigration warrior and conservative politics icon Tom Tancredo last year said the Obama administration likely has mixed feelings about the end of the virtual fence project. He said the non-fence was great for Democrats because it served the dual purpose of making it seem like the country was addressing the flow of illegal immigration without actually addressing the problem.
The Colorado Springs Gazette this week came out with an editorial strongly opposing Arizona-style immigration reform. Republicans may be off to a horrible start....
On July 21, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources unanimously approved a bill to designate part of the Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico as wilderness. It was a routine measure — the committee passes several federal land designation bills each year — that generated little debate at the time and seemed destined to pass the full Senate without fanfare when it eventually reached the chamber floor.