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  • Colorado lawmakers weigh in on Guantanamo closing
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by Denver News 7 on February 23rd, 2016. A plan to close Guantanamo Bay is being sent to Congress, President Obama announced Tuesday. Colorado's Supermax facility in Florence has frequently been named as a place to send the detainees. Also on the list is Colorado State Penitentiary II. According to The White House, the detention facility in Cuba has just 91 detainees remaining. Nearly 800 were held there at one time. In making his announcement, the President twice r... Read more

  • Promoting economic growth in emerging countries pays off for U.S., officials say at Denver forum
    Posted in In the News on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by the Denver Business Journal on February 19th, 2016. When it comes to global economics, the equations and answers are not always easy. But if the U.S. sticks to a plan of investing in developing countries, it will be economically rewarded, the speakers said. That was the key message Thursday from U.S. Trade and Development AgencyDirector Leocadia Zak and U.S. Rep. Ed. Perlmutter, D-Golden. The two were keynote speakers at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition lunch... Read more

  • Representative Perlmutter, USTDA Director Zak, 160+ Colorado Leaders Urge U.S. Engagement Overseas
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2015 CONTACT: Nick Moenck, nmoenck@usglc.org, 202-730-4155 Representative Perlmutter, USTDA Director Zak, 160+ Colorado Leaders Urge U.S. Engagement Overseas CoBank President Mary McBride and DaVita Village Trust Director Lori Vaclavik join call for strategic investments in American global leadership, economic development, and diplomacy DENVER — Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak joined the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ... Read more

  • Feds scrap plans to open center for migrant kids in Lakewood
    Posted in In the News on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by The Denver Post on February 12th, 2016. In a surprise reversal, federal officials said Friday that the Obama administration no longer plans to open a 1,000-bed facility for migrant children at the Federal Center in Lakewood. The change comes less than two months after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it wanted to convert a warehouse at the Federal Center into a temporary home for children who enter the country illegally. The idea was to ... Read more

  • Plans for Colorado Shelter for Immigrant Children Scrapped
    Posted in In the News on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by the Associated Press on February 12th, 2016. Denver (AP) -- The federal government is abandoning plans to open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in suburban Denver, saying it would take too much time and money to get the site ready. An assessment by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that it would cost an estimated $28 million to $37 million and take about a year to transform a warehouse at the sprawling Federal Center i... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Temporary Migrant Shelter at Denver Federal Center
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Verville ashley.verville@mail.house.gov | (303) 274-7944 “Since learning of the initial proposed selection of the temporary migrant shelter at the Federal Center, my office has worked to reassure the community and collaborate closely with our federal, state and local partners. After personally visiting the site, it quickly became evident that setting up a facility of this magnitude was going to be a monumental undertaking. While I wish HHS had conduct... Read more

  • Federal officials answer questions on Lakewood immigrant facility
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by The Denver Post on January 19th, 2016. Several thousand people joined a telephone town hall Tuesday to probe the details of a temporary shelter being readied at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood to house unaccompanied immigrant children who have entered the United States illegally. Local residents asked Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, and federal officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security and the General... Read more

  • Lakewood seeking more details on shelter for migrant children
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by The Denver Post on January 12th, 2016. Lakewood leaders and residents want more details on how federal officials are going to operate a 1,000-bed shelter at the Denver Federal Center for youths who entered the United States from Central America illegally and unaccompanied. At the City Council's regular meeting Monday night, Councilwoman Ramey Johnson said Lakewood had become "ground zero for the U.S. government's failed immigration and foreign policy" and pledged... Read more

  • Officials fret over rushed plans to hold migrant children in Lakewood
    Posted in In the News on January 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by The Denver Post on January 10th, 2016. A plan by the federal government to convert a Lakewood warehouse into a waypoint for child migrants is raising concern among immigration activists and Colorado lawmakers — much of it derived from the worry that the Obama administration is trying to do too much too quickly. Fueling the anxiety is the speed in which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is moving ahead with the facility, which is expected to hold as... Read more

  • Up to 1,000 undocumented children could come to Lakewood
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by KUSA 9news on January 4th, 2016. The number of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S. border with Mexico is climbing and federal agencies are preparing for more to arrive this spring and summer. Colorado is one of four states where these children could end up temporarily staying. Federal officials tell 9NEWS that up to 1,000 unaccompanied, undocumented children could end up at the Federal Center in Lakewood. It's a possibility they are already preparing fo... Read more

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