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  • 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

  • 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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