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  • Perlmutter Statement on ICE Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after voting “present” on House Resolution 990 expressing support of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and personnel: “We have outstanding men and women in Immigration and Customs Enforcement and they should not be disparaged. But I will never, never support these abominable policies coming out of the Trump Administration that tear families apart. “This piece of legislation is not n... Read more

  • Colorado politicians react to family separations at border
    Posted in In the News on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” policy toward illegal entry into the country in recent weeks. But the administration reversed course — to an extent — with a June 20 executive order that aims to detain and hold migrant families together, instead of separating children from their families during the process. In the d... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers react to Trump dumping border policy
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Colorado lawmakers are weighing in on President Donald Trump's decision to end a policy of dividing families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the detainment measure that was part of his zero-tolerance policy on border security. Republicans facing tough mid-term elections, including U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman of Aurora, a Republican, and Ed Perlmutter of Arvada, a Democrat, were opposed the controversial practice that separated about 2,000 children from the... Read more

  • Fervor continues in Colorado over immigrant family separation policy
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    DENVER – As fervor over the separation of immigrant families at U.S. borders continued into Thursday after President Donald Trump’s vague executive order was signed Wednesday, Colorado lawmakers, faith leaders and political hopefuls from both sides of the aisle continue to hammer the issue. The Department of Justice filed documents in court Thursday asking that the Flores settlement agreement be modified to allow the government to indefinitely detain immigrant children with their families and to... Read more

  • US House OKs farm bill but says no to hardline immigration measure
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Immigration

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted narrowly to approve a bill that extends farm programs overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but rejected a hard-line Republican-sponsored bill on immigration reform — a pair of votes that conservatives had insisted should be taken side by side. The vote of 213 to 211 on H.R. 2 — the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 — included a “yes” vote from Rep. Ken Buck of Greeley, a member of the House’s Freedom Caucus. Thirty Republicans ha... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Executive Order to Stop Practice of Separating Immigrant Families
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order to stop the practice of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border: "This disastrous situation was of President Trump’s own making. But, I’m glad he finally listened to Democrats and signed the executive order where children will no longer be separated from their family at the border, and I hope DHS works swiftly to reunite the over 2,000 children s... Read more

  • Perlmutter Supports Legislation to Prohibit Practice of Separating Immigrant Families
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) is cosponsoring legislation introduced today to end the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Keep Families Together Act prohibits Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials from separating children from their parents, except in extraordinary circumstances. The bill is a response to the “zero-tolerance” policy announced by the Trump administration on April 6, 2018. This policy mandates criminal prosecution of each i... Read more

  • Sen. Cory Gardner, Republican senators write letter to Sessions urging family separation stop
    Posted in In the News on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    DENVER – Amid mounting pressure on Republican lawmakers to take a stance on the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents if they entered the country illegally, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and 11 other Republican lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Tuesday asking they stop the policy while Congress comes up with a solution. “We support the administration’s efforts to enforce our immigra... Read more

  • $500 fine dropped against woman who brought apple into U.S. given to her on international flight
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    DENVER -- A $500 fine against a woman who took an apple provided by an airline off her international flight said Wednesday she is thrilled the fine has been dropped and her global entry status has been reinstated. The FOX31 Problem Solvers first reported Crystal Tadlock's story in April and her story went viral around the world. Tadlock was flying back to the U.S. from Paris when a flight attendant handed her an apple. She wasn't hungry at the time so she saved the apple in her bag, thinking she... Read more

  • Who has signed the DACA discharge petition
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    CNN) - Here are the lawmakers that have signed a petition that would force a House floor vote on immigration bills, according to the House Clerk's Office. The measure needs 218 signatures to move forward, which would require 26 Republicans and 192 of 193 Democrats (so far, just one Democrat has said he will not sign the petition). Republicans: 23 Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida Jeff Denham, R-California David Valadao, R-California Will Hurd, R-Texas Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Florida Mia Love, R-Utah Ileana... Read more

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