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  • 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

  • $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

  • Lawmakers In Mountain West Join In Effort To Fix DACA
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Members of Congress are pushing to seal the deal on the status of immigrants who came to this country illegally as children. The decision was supposed to be made by March 5, but that didn’t happen. “No action was taken, no vote was taken, and so I think it’s pretty frustrating,” says Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado. He’s one of 239 representatives who sponsored a resolution that would force a vote on immigration, including the status of people currently protected under the Deferred... Read more

  • Five things Colorado should know about Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Transportation

    WASHINGTON — Congress this week passed a $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, and tucked into that 2,232-page measure — which President Donald Trump must sign to avoid a shutdown — are several provisions that will have an impact on Colorado. Among them: New money to fight wildfires A longstanding concern among Western lawmakers is the way that the federal government is forced to pay for its efforts to fight wildfires. Too often, the cost has been so much that the U... Read more

  • Yalie attends State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Viviana Andazola Marquez ’18, whose father was deported earlier this year and barred from re-entering the U.S. for 20 years, last month attended President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union at the invitation of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo. Melecio Andazola Morales was detained by Immigration Customs and Enforcement officers in October and held in custody for 64 days. During this time, Perlmutter and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet LAW ’93, D-Colo., co-sponsored a bill calling for him to be rel... Read more

  • Congressman Perlmutter takes daughter of deported immigrant to State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

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  • Perlmutter Response to President Trump’s First State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Immigration, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight I was hoping to hear a more unifying message and a commitment to bipartisan cooperation. But unfortunately, I heard neither. "My guest at tonight's State of the Union, Viviana Andazola Marquez, is an example of an individual that makes our country proud. After living in the U.S. for almost 20 years with no criminal rec... Read more

  • Four individuals affected by the policies of President Trump will attend the State of the Union Address
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC. - For this first speech on the State of the Union that Donald Trump will give , some congressmen have invited people who consider themselves affected by the policies, and even by the rhetoric, of the president. And although the guests recognize that it is an honor to hear the president speak at a joint session of Congress, they say they are there to highlight problems that must be addressed or handled in a different way by the White House. From the disastrous situation of Puerto ... Read more

  • Colorado congressman bringing daughter of deported man to Donald Trump's first State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    DENVER -- It has been just over two months since Viviana Andazola Marquez’s father was deported, sending her studies at Yale University and plans to apply to law school spiraling. But on Tuesday night the Denver-area woman and American citizen will have a chance to face the president — and Congress — she feels are responsible. Andazola Marquez is set to attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat. She is hoping to sh... Read more

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