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Aguilar and Herod: What Colorado can do to support our immigrant communities

Sen. Irene Aguilar

Measures brought before the Colorado General Assembly in this legislative session have shown that the contentious national debate on immigration has been jolting our state’s politics as well. As the federal government has shifted its policies to penalize so-called sanctuary cities and aggressively deport immigrants, we’ve seen conflicting bills introduced here on whether our state […]

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Fearing deportation, Denver Latinos face higher property taxes

Denver's Latino community, fearful of deportation by the federal government, looks to be hardest hit by recent property value reassessments. A Denver City Council committee recently discussed those issues with the co-chairs of the city's Latino commission. (Courtesy Creative Commons/WikiMedia)
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, fear of deportation is prevalent among Denver’s Latino community, as it is across the country, due to the federal government’s tough stance on immigration and President Donald Trump’s actions, such as proposing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That was part of the preliminary findings from the Denver Latino Commission […]

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Immigrant groups, Denver drafting new ‘sanctuary city’ policy

United We Dream, Immigration
Local immigrant advocates have been working alongside Denver officials drafting a new undocumented immigrant policy which in part would outline how local law enforcement interact with federal immigration agents. The proposed policy includes stipulations against local law enforcement holding immigrants past their release date for Immigrant and Customs Enforcement authorities and communication between local authorities […]

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Bennet, DeGette, Polis hail immigrant activist Jeanette Vizguerra’s inclusion on TIME 100 list

Jeanette Viguerra and her three younger children are pictured. The immigrant and worker's rights activist, who has been taking sanctuary in the basement of a Denver church since February to avoid deportation to Mexico, was named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo courtesy Viguerra family)

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis on Thursday congratulated Jeanette Vizguerra, an immigrant rights activist who has been living in a Denver church to avoid deportation to Mexico, for her appearance on the TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the most influential people in the world.

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Smith: U.S. ties with Mexico matter now more than ever

Morgan Smith
With all the excitement, chaos, turmoil — whatever you want to call it — that has filled Donald Trump’s first days in office, it’s easy to forget that Joaquín Guzmán, “El Chapo,” the world’s most notorious criminal and drug cartel leader was extradited from Mexico to the United States the same day as Trump’s inauguration.

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