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1 year 1 month ago

Immigration reform advocates protest in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Immigration reform advocates and business owners are hoping "buy-cotts" across the state will prompt support for comprehensive immigration reform. Nearly 400 businesses signed up for a campaign that will begin on Sunday as a reverse boycott of sorts. During that time, consumers are being urged to spend...

1 year 1 month ago

Immigrant tuition law marked across Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers who supported Colorado's new law allowing state residents to receive in-state tuition even if they're in the country without legal permission are celebrating the registration of new students qualifying for the rate. Four events are planned around Colorado Thursday morning. Six Democrats and one Republican are...

1 year 1 month ago

March on Washington planned for today

Demonstrators plan to march on Washington, D.C. today to protest immigration reform. The Conservative Black American Leadership Alliance organized the rally. They are urging Congress to pass legislation that protects millions of Americans who do not have jobs or are struggling to find jobs that support their families.

1 year 1 month ago

GOP redistricting skills may hurt immigration push

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House. But it may be working against them on immigration and other issues important to presidential elections. House Republicans generally represent far fewer Hispanics than do Democrats. That's largely due to a politicized redistricting process that packs...

1 year 1 month ago

Farmers worry about fate of immigration bills

ATWOOD, Mich. (AP) - The immigration debate is focused on border security and people in the country illegally, but the nation's farmers are hoping for legislation that makes it easier for them to hire workers. Producers of cherries, apples and other fruits in Michigan say the immigration crackdown is leaving...

1 year 2 months ago

Senate passes immigration bill

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration overhaul bill in a bi-partisan vote, making it the first attempt to tackle immigration reform in six years. Fourteen Republicans joined all Democrats to pass the legislation. The bill would revamp America's legal immigration system, vastly increase security resources along the...

1 year 3 months ago

Border security hearing will be held today

This morning the Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on border security as it relates to the "Gang of Eight's" potential immigration bill. The committee hopes to examine provisions in the bill known as the "border security, economic opportunity, and immigration modernization act." Witnesses testifying include commissioners...

1 year 4 months ago

President Obama to travel to Mexico

President Obama travels to Mexico in the day ahead. It's a trip that is expected to be dominated by trade and immigration. He will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Most of the president's activities will be at the National Palace in the heart of the capital. Dozens...

1 year 4 months ago

Colo. immigrant reporting requirement repealed

DENVER (AP) - A requirement that Colorado law enforcement report to federal authorities immigrants suspected of living illegally in the U.S. is coming off the books. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed a bill that repeals the 2006 law. It passed with bipartisan support during a year lawmakers approved...

1 year 4 months ago

Immigration reform discussions continue today

A Senate Judiciary Committee once again takes up the issue of comprehensive immigration reform today. A bi-partisan group of senators called "The Gang of Eight" released their legislative proposal last week, amid the Boston Marathon bombings. The almost 900 page immigration bill has faced growing questions from conservative critics....

1 year 4 months ago

Immigration reform continues in Washington

Senators in D.C. are working on a comprehensive immigration bill. It could create a a path to citizenship for almost 11 million undocumented immigrants. Senators hope to finish work on that this week. Yesterday, tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters rallied at the U.S. Capitol hoping to...

2 years 4 months ago

Mexican president discusses immigration in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he respects U.S. laws designed to control illegal immigration, but he's against statutes like Arizona's controversial law that he believes unfairly go after immigrants. Calderon spoke Wednesday evening to more than 200 Mexican immigrants at a community center in Houston. The speech...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Reaction to dropped immigration cases

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo says he is looking for a way to challenge an announcement by the Obama administration that deportation cases will be dismissed for undocumented students and other low-priority immigration offenders. Tancredo says he believes it's illegal, but it may be up to a judge to...

3 years 2 months ago

Feds announce 78 immigration arrests

DENVER (AP) - Federal authorities say they have made 78 arrests in Colorado as part of a national crackdown on criminal aliens that the federal government says threatened public and national security. There were 29 arrests in Denver, 13 in Aurora, seven in Commerce City and 29 others across the...

3 years 2 months ago

E-Verify bill gives agriculture extra time

WASHINGTON (AP) - The agriculture industry is getting a break in a proposed bill that eventually would require all U.S. businesses to use a government database to verify that their employees are legally allowed to work in the country. The Legal Workforce Act, introduced Tuesday by Rep. Lamar Smith,...

3 years 2 months ago

Immigrant advocates gather after dairy raid

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) - Immigrant advocates and lawyers were meeting Saturday with people affected by recent immigration raids at a dairy in Fort Morgan. The community forum was held three days after 11 people were arrested on allegations of falsifying documents to work in the U.S. The people...

3 years 3 months ago

Immigration raid at Fort Morgan dairy

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) - Immigrant rights activists say a roundup of people accused of falsifying documents to work in the U.S. is creating fear and confusion in the community. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced the arrest of 11 people in Fort Morgan. KUSA-TV reports that the...

3 years 3 months ago

Supreme Court upholds Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters. By a 5-3 vote, the court said Wednesday that federal immigration law gives states the authority to...

3 years 3 months ago

President says border is more secure

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Describing the border with Mexico as more secure than ever, President Barack Obama says Republicans who insisted on tougher enforcement should now be ready to move on and deal with comprehensive immigration reform. But instead, he says they're still demanding more. In a speech...

3 years 6 months ago

ICE reviewing more Chipotle workers' documents

DENVER (AP)-An immigration review of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s workers has spread to 60 of its restaurants in Virginia and the nation's capital, the Denver-based chain said Tuesday. Chipotle fired hundreds of workers in Minnesota after Immigration and Customs Enforcement reviewed employees' I-9 forms last year and found some...

3 years 10 months ago

Bennet, Buck soften blows in 4th Senate debate

Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck took it easy on each other in their first Denver-area debate, laying out familiar differences over tax cuts and immigration. Bennet said Monday the expiring Bush-era tax cuts should be extended for one year, regardless of income. He repeated his...

4 years 1 month ago

Pueblo council split on immigration reform vote

On Monday, Pueblo city council has passed a resolution urging Colorado lawmakers to support comprehensive federal immigration reform. The resolution passed 5 to 2, with council members Vera Ortegon and Judy Weaver voting against it. The resolution reads as follows: The Pueblo City Council urges our United States Senators for...

4 years 2 months ago

President talks immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's borders are "just too vast" for the immigration problem to be solved with fences and border patrols alone. He said that a comprehensive solution is needed, instead, urging one that holds everyone accountable, from illegal immigrants to the businesses that hire...

4 years 2 months ago

Mexico asks court to rule against Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - Mexico is asking a federal court in Arizona to declare the state's new immigration law unconstitutional. Lawyers for Mexico on Tuesday submitted a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the law. The law generally requires police investigating another incident or crime to ask people...

4 years 3 months ago

Girl tells First Lady her mom "doesn't have papers"

A Department of Homeland Security official says federal immigration authorities are not pursuing the family of a Maryland girl who told first lady Michelle Obama that her mother "doesn't have papers." DHS spokesman Matt Chandler said in an e-mailed statement Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations "are based...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado bank robber arrested in Mexico

A Mexican national described as a serial bank robber responsible for heists in Colorado, Texas and Arizona has been arrested. The U.S. Marshal's Office in Tucson said Raul Gallegos, 40, was arrested by Sonora state police in Guaymas, Mexico, Tuesday. Gallegos was handed over to U.S. authorities at...

4 years 4 months ago

Immigration rallies held in Colorado

Several immigration rallies were held across the state Friday. In Pueblo, about 40 people showed up to this forum at CSU-Pueblo. Two professors organized the event to show their opposition to Arizona's immigration law and spread a message of equality. "That's my hope that as US citizens, we learn to...

4 years 4 months ago

Immigration sweep rounds up killers, other criminals

Federal agents say they have arrested 596 immigrants with criminal records during a three-day immigration enforcement sweep across the Southeast. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday that the operation, dubbed Operation Cross Check, was the largest ever conducted by the agency targeting foreign nationals convicted of crimes....

4 years 4 months ago

Immigration forum today at CSU-Pueblo

Here's what I'm working on today--Friday, April 30. An immigration forum is taking place at CSU-Pueblo today. The event is being organized my CSU-Pueblo professor Fawn Amber Montoya. "I thought it might be a good opportunity for us to educate our campus community and local community about the historical, social,...

4 years 4 months ago

Hickenlooper opposes immigration law, raises money

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says if he were governor, he would veto an immigration reform bill like the one passed in Arizona. Denver Mayor Hickenlooper has raised about $1.1 million since entering the Colorado governor's race. The Denver Post reports that Hickenlooper's first fundraising filing showed he received...

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