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  • Perlmutter greets congressional website visitors with message about DACA, health care funding
    Posted in In the News on December 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says he’ll be greeting visitors to his congressional website with a message of support for young immigrants and federal heath care programs until Congress tackles the issues with permanent fixes. “I support Dreamers, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers,” reads white text on a black pop-up graphic that has appeared on the Arvada Democrat’s site since Wednesday. Congress adjourned for the year Thursday after approving temporary funding throu... Read more

  • The deportation of Andazola Morales is a Christmas heartbreaker
    Posted in In the News on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    From its earliest days, President Donald Trump’s bigoted crackdown on those in the United States illegally gave up any pretense of focusing on truly bad actors like the violent criminals and drug runners the Obama administration deported in record number. Instead, the Trump administration took pains to round up even those peaceful undocumented immigrants whose lives here served as inspiration to their communities. The latest example in Colorado came just in time to ruin Christmas for the family ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed yet another continuing resolution: “I am disgusted once again to see the GOP leave town kicking the can down the road without completing any of Congress’ important work. The long-time bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program needs a long-term reauthorization, Community Health Centers need funding certainty, Dreamers need protection from deportation, and we need... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats vote against stopgap spending bill with no long-term DACA, CHIP fixes
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    DENVER – Congress voted Thursday to pass a continuing spending billthat will fund the federal government through Jan. 19 when it is signed by President Trump, but all of Colorado’s Democratic delegation voted against the measure, saying Congress should stay and extend programs for young immigrants and children’s health insurance before going home for the holidays. In the House, Reps. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis voted against another funding extension, while Sen. Michael Bennet m... Read more

  • Melecio Andazola Morales has been deported despite help from Colorado congressmen, loud outcry
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    A Denver-area father living in the U.S. unlawfully has been deported despite help from at least two of Colorado’s Democratic congressmen and an outcry about his case that stretched across the nation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Melecio Andazola Morales was removed from the country Dec. 15. Andazola Morales’ supporters say he was at an interview with an immigration agent Oct. 12, believing he was about to be granted U.S. residency, when he was detained by immigration officers. H... Read more

  • Perlmutter Shows Support for Passing the Dream Act, Funding CHIP and CHCs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) continues to show support for several critical programs that many Coloradans and Americans rely on: “While Republicans are busy celebrating their plan to cut taxes for corporations and their wealthy donors, there’s still real work left to be done to keep the government open past Friday and address a long list of overdue priorities to help hardworking Coloradans. I will continue to fight for access to affordable healthcare for children and famili... Read more

  • Colorado dad facing deportation gets support from Congressman Ed Perlmutter, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, both Colorado Democrats, have each introduced legislation in support of a Denver-area father facing deportation after he was detained by immigration officialslast month during what he thought was the last process in getting his green card. It’s unclear what impact the measures — known as private bills — will have on the case of Melecio Andazola Morales. The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under President Donald Trump, ... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Bennet file ‘private bill’ in support of immigration detainee in Denver
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    DENVER -- Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Sen. Michael Bennet introduced a bill in support of an undocumented immigrant in Denver who is in the custody of immigration officials. Family and friends hosted a rally in October after Melecio Andazola Morales was detained. He thought he was about to be granted U.S. residency when he went to an interview with an immigration agent last month, but instead was arrested. The legislation introduced Tuesday is known as a "private bill." It's not clear what imp... Read more

  • Glenwood’s Marissa Molina lobbies in DC for Dream Act
    Posted in In the News on October 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Marissa Molina needs Congress to act. The former Miss Strawberry Days grew up in Glenwood Springs after moving from Mexico at age 9. Following high school, she graduated summa cum laude from Fort Lewis College in Durango. Now 25, Molina was one of nine educators covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who was honored by the White House in 2015 as a "Champion of Change." But her DACA registration expires next summer, meaning Molina will no longer be able to work legally in the United St... Read more

  • Perlmutter Signs Petition to Bring DREAM Act to the House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter joined with House Democratic colleagues in signing a petition to force a vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act, which would provide a permanent solution to allow young undocumented immigrants brought here as children to remain in the United States legally. If the petition is signed by a majority of Members, the House would be forced to take a vote on this legislation. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that nearly nine in 10 Americans suppor... Read more

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