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Opinion: Coloradans are proud to support the fight for the rule of law

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a number of historic decisions, including legal protections for gay and transgender workers and the continued authorization of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants temporary legal status to people who arrived in the United States illegally as children. These decisions come despite opposition […]

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“This sort of weird torture is over”: Colorado DACA recipients on their hopes, fears after Supreme Court ruling

The last few years have been harrowing for the estimated 14,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in Colorado.  They’ve watched as their protections from deportation wound through the federal court system and became a political football in Congress. They’ve held their breath waiting for answers about their future and whether or not they’d be […]

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump’s bid to end DACA

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump’s campaign, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of […]

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U.S. Supreme Court decision on DACA case puts fate of about 16,000 young Colorado immigrants in limbo

The fate of some 16,000 young immigrants in Colorado who are shielded from deportation by an Obama-era program was again thrown into limbo on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will decide whether the protections can be unraveled by President Donald Trump. The justices’ order sets up legal arguments for late fall or […]