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  • Federal Center in Lakewood to house hundreds of immigrant children until their family is located
    Posted in In the News on December 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by KMGH Channel 7 on December 31st, 2015. Lakewood is soon to be home to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who will be re-locating to the metro area from Central America in an effort to escape the violence and child trafficking in their home countries. The children are set to be housed inside the secure federal complex in a warehouse that will be retro-fitted for their use. Congressman Ed Perlmutter says they just learned that Colorado was being chosen for the ... Read more

  • Local officials questioning new plan to house immigrant children at Lakewood center
    Posted in In the News on December 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by the Denver Post on December 31st, 2015. A day after the federal government's announcement it would send up to 1,000 unaccompanied Central American children to a building at its Federal Center in Lakewood in April, city officials and community activists were scrambling to respond. "I'm still not 100 percent in the know," said Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul after a Thursday phone call with federal officials. "My main concern is local impact." Paul was reassured that the ... Read more

  • Up to 1,000 immigrant children to be temporarily housed in Lakewood, Colorado
    Posted in In the News on December 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Content originally published by the Denver Post on December 30th, 2015 The Federal Center in Lakewood will become the temporary home this spring for up to 1,000 immigrant children fleeing to the United States from impoverished Central American countries. The facility, which will be the largest of its kind in the country, is expected to open in April and will be run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "It is the law for us to take care of these children, and that is what we will... Read more

  • Perlmutter Announces Support For Iran Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today released the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “I support the Iran Agreement (Agreement) negotiated by the United States, Germany, China, United Kingdom, France, Russia, the European Union and Iran. The U.S. and its international partners have committed to a diplomatic solution that I believe reduces and limits Iran’s ability to develop or manufacture nuclear weapons and is in America’s best interests. This Agreement ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Designation of National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), with support from Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Jim Langevin (RI-04), Jim Costa (CA-16), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU0) and Jim McDermott (WA-07), have introduced a joint resolution to designate July 22 as "National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day." "Historically, the Lao-Hmong people were one of our country’s most loyal allies. During the Vietnam War, they fought bravely alongside U.S. soldiers. Many emigrated to the U.S. and now proudly call this country... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Announcement of Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today issued the following statement on the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program: “I am encouraged by the deal reached today with Iran and our international partners. I will carefully read and review the terms of the agreement over the next 60 days, but I believe this agreement aligns with the initial framework reached several months ago. We must make sure Iran holds up its end of the bargain at every step of the way through strict verification requirements, but t... Read more

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