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Estranged in America

Lucia Gaspar was 14 years old when the thing that she and her family dreaded occurred. Lucia, her mother and two siblings were driving...

Budget debate turns into House ruckus over sanctuary cities

The road to next year’s state budget hit some bumps in the last 24 hours, with the House coming to a standstill twice over...

Fladen: Stay Classy Drudge Report

So Drudge Report just linked to a story about an 11-year-old boy who dies in his attempt to cross the border. The headline Drudge ran over the story should be universally condemned.

Giron, Johnston roll out ASSET bill to provide in-state tuition to...

State Sens. Michael Johnston, D-Denver, and Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges and universities. Dubbed ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow), the legislation is similar to a failed 2009 bill. Eleven other states have similar laws on the books, including nearby and neighboring Utah, Nebraska and Texas.

Vital undocumented workers victims of wage theft, shifting laws

Jacinta Gonzalez, an organizer with the Congress of Day Laborers in New Orleans, tells a story about the abuse of workers rebuilding the city after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. She once met a man who went to his employer’s house to demand payment for his labor on a construction site after the employer stiffed him of his dues. The man’s boss came at him, swinging a hammer. The worker immediately called the police.

Miklosi to postpone illegal immigrant in-state tuition bill

State Rep. Joe Miklosi, D-Denver, told the Denver Post that he will wait another year to introduce legislation to offer in-state tuition to illegal...

Here They Come: Tea Parties Against ‘Amnesty’

The immigration restrictionist group Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) said it’s flooding Twitter, Facebook and MySpace, and planning another round of Tea Parties,...

Bill to Advance State’s Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants Flops in Committee

A bill to address ID requirements for people seeking public benefits hears emotional testimony and is postponed indefinitely on a 7-4 vote. A bill...