Immigration

Woman takes sanctuary against deportation in Carbondale

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Sandra Lopez, a 42-year-old woman who has taken sanctuary against deportation in a Carbondale parsonage, came to the U.S. nearly 20 years ago, running away from the violence,...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mexican immigrant takes sanctuary in western Colorado church

CARBONDALE — A Mexican immigrant and activist who has lived in western Colorado for 16 years has taken refuge in a church to avoid deportation. Sandra Lopez of Silt moved into Two Rivers Unitarian...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanctuary ‘caravan’ finds community in Mancos

Immigrants and their supporters from across Colorado gathered at the Mancos United Methodist Church on Saturday to show solidarity with those at risk of deportation. A handful of people from...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Caravan’ of sanctuary advocates is headed for Mancos

Representatives from sanctuary churches and coalitions from across Colorado will meet in Mancos this weekend to show support for immigrants at risk of deportation. According to a news release from...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who faces deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

DENVER — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a flight to her native country as ordered by immigration authorities. The American Friends Service...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DACA: Congress failing to act on immigration will weaken U.S. economy and security

The timing of the announcement of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could not have been worse. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered an...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado to join suit on rollback of immigrant protections

DENVER — Colorado’s governor says the state will join a lawsuit by 15 other states and the District of Columbia challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program that protects young...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Sabido marks 100 days at Mancos sanctuary

Mancos residents gathered at the town’s United Methodist Church on Sunday to honor Cortez resident Rosa Sabido’s 100th day in sanctuary there. Sabido, a Mexican national, was told in May that her...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration announcement sparks fear, concern and hope

A group of Fort Lewis College students and faculty made an impassioned plea for action Tuesday evening after President Donald Trump announced earlier in the day that he plans to phase out the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigrants await Trump decision on protections

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper, state lawmakers and dozens of young immigrants and activists urged President Donald Trump on Friday to keep federal protections for those immigrants whose parents...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law scholars urge Trump to keep program for young immigrants

ALBUQUERQUE – A group of legal scholars is urging President Donald Trump to keep a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and is outlining a legal argument to...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

An American story: Citizenship comes with hard work, patience

Gustavo A. Casillas’ journey to Cortez is an American success story.The owner of Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Cortez immigrated to the U.S. in 2002 from the small town of Juchitlan,...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News