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  • Colorado Politicians Ripping Trump's Refugee Ban — and Those Silent So Far
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Protests against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees from entering the United States that started at Denver International Airport on Saturday, January 28, continued for most of Sunday, January 29 — as they did at many such facilities across the country. Plenty of Coloradans made their voices heard at the demonstrations, and numerous politicians in the state have weighed in, too. However, several notable members of Congress from Colorado's delegation have been si... Read more

  • Protests continue at DIA despite federal ruling halting temporary immigration ban
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    DENVER – Protesters at Denver International Airport continued the momentum created Saturday across airports nationwide, following President Donald Trump’s executive orders temporarily banning more than 130 million people from entering the United Sates. The protest at the main terminal began at noon and lasted until about 5 p.m., according to organizers on Facebook. “A stay has been granted, but that’s only a temporary fix,” the event organizer said, adding that not many people knew about Saturda... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats denounce President Trump’s refugee and travel ban
    Posted in In the News on January 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    After President Donald Trump signed an order Friday banning refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim counties from entering the country, Democratic members of Colorado’s congressional delegation denounced the ban. Republican Rep. Mike Coffman, who represents the heavily immigrant Sixth Congressional District, issued a short statement late Saturday that did not directly refer to the president’s order, while other Republicans were quiet. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who represents Colorado’... Read more

  • Trump administration to exempt VA hospital in Aurora from federal hiring freeze
    Posted in In the News on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze for federal workers thawed some Friday when the administration announced it would make an exception for a new VA hospital in Aurora that long has struggled with delays and cost overruns. The decision followed an anxious meeting Thursday when staff to Colorado’s congressional delegation were told that Trump’s order could affect the opening of the nearly $1.7 billion facility. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs about 300 new employees ... Read more

  • Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ crackdown could bring hammer down in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Colorado could see significant impacts stemming from President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration. Making good on a campaign promise, Trump on Wednesday signed executive actions aimed at quickly building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, punishing sanctuary cities and deporting undocumented immigrants. The so-called “sanctuary city” issue is perhaps the most intriguing for Colorado, with cities such as Denver, Aurora and Boulder being labeled as such. Defining a sanctuary city, however, co... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trump Anti-Immigration Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    LAKEWOOD, CO - Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive orders to build a wall along the United States - Mexico border and invoke measures to block federal funding from sanctuary cities: “Today’s actions by President Trump conflict with America’s values and principles of freedom, liberty and prosperity, and contradict our nation’s history of inclusiveness. “Instead of building walls we should be building economic opportunity in... Read more

  • Colorado officials say they'll stand up to Trump's immigration orders, but some Coloradans fearful
    Posted in In the News on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    DENVER – President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday that would strip all federal funding from cities and counties, including several in Colorado, that do not help federal agents target and deport people specifically for living in the U.S. illegally. Another order signed Wednesday will affect visas and immigration from a handful of predominantly-Muslim nations in Africa and the Middle East that have large immigrant populations in the Denver area, and is causing further concern and... Read more

  • Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Campaign Finance Reform, Equal Rights, Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Healthcare, Immigration, K-12 Education, Transportation, Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    What would you like to ask your Congressperson? That’s the question we presented to 5280 readers on social media in December. We fielded dozens of questions on topics that matter to Coloradans before selecting a few to take to our local legislators. Voters re-elected every incumbent Representative in 2016, keeping our mix of three Democrats, who primarily represent the Denver-Boulder metro area, and four Republicans who represent Colorado Springs, the Aurora suburbs, and rural communities on the... Read more

  • As Obama Readies To Leave Office, Coloradans In Congress Have Wish Lists
    Posted in In the News on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equal Rights, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Many in Congress are urging President Obama to act in a number of areas before he leaves office. That includes Colorado’s congressional delegation, some of whom want the president to take executive action on one his major immigration programs. Colorado’s House Democrats – Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter – want Obama to protect the private data of undocumented immigrants in the DACA program, which protects immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. The idea is to shiel... Read more

  • Perlmutter, 105 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Protect Immigrants’ Private Data
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 105 of his colleagues to send a letter to President Obama requesting that he take action to protect the names and private information of those who enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. The letter specifically suggests an Executive Order that would prohibit the use of DACA enrollees’ information for purposes other than ... Read more

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