Immigration

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How private prisons became a booming business

Immigrant detention is now the fastest-growing form of incarceration in the United States, an increasingly lucrative business that costs taxpayers $2 billion per year. Its roots reach back to the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montana uses gun laws to defend sanctuary cities against Trump

San Francisco is suing over President Donald Trump’s executive order against “sanctuary cities.” The order, signed in January, defined “sanctuary jurisdictions” as any that “attempt to shield...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Administration considers Guard for immigration roundups

The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border,...

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

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Colorado Legislature eyes citizenship requirement for police officers

DENVER – The state Senate adopted a bill upon second reading Monday that would require peace officers to be U.S. citizens. Senate Bill 120 would revoke the peace officer certification of...

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

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National unease on Trump policies invades Colorado House

DENVER – Tempers flared in the state House of Representatives last week as Democrats pushed through a pair of resolutions aimed to send a message to the Trump administration regarding Colorado...

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

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Colorado House Democrats call for repeal of immigration ban

DENVER – A resolution calling for the immediate repeal of the immigration ban issued Friday by President Donald Trump was passed Tuesday by the Colorado House of Representatives. House Joint...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado’s U.S. senators, Tipton weigh in on immigration ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In one of his last acts in his first week as President Donald Trump signed an executive order to block all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days, and all citizens...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trump's Colorado team: Immigration stance unchanged

DENVER – Donald Trump traveled to Mexico on Wednesday, displaying a more diplomatic look despite his past combative rhetoric on illegal immigration.Democrats, however, aren’t buying the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Democrats push for more offices issuing immigrant driver’s licenses

DENVER – Democrats in the Colorado Legislature will again push to expand an immigrant driver’s license program after Republicans last year scaled it back. Speaking at a news conference surrounded...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Americans

Under a blue sky at the intersection of four states, 19 people from 11 different countries became naturalized U.S. citizens Tuesday morning. The special naturalization ceremony, held at the Four...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper asked to fund immigrant drivers

DENVER – Immigrant-rights advocates gathered at the Colorado Capitol on Wednesday to call on Gov. John Hickenlooper to take a leadership role in restoring funding for driver’s license program for...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP blocks license program

DENVER – Republicans on Friday defunded a large portion of a state program intended to provide driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The three Republican members of the state’s budget...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News