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Federal court rules not all Colorado drug convictions can lead to deportation, prevent green card approval

Not all Colorado drug convictions can trigger the deportation of an immigrant with a green card or prevent someone from obtaining legal immigration status, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Friday in a case that advocates hope will help keep hundreds from being removed from the country.  The powerful court rejected […]

Posted inCOVID, Environment, Health, News

Colorado sewage treatment plants are examining your poop for coronavirus clues. Seriously.

For 24 hours starting early every Sunday morning, small pipes suck samples from the river of sewage flowing into the South Platte Water Renewal Partners wastewater treatment plant in Englewood for 24 hours. The tubes deposit the raw sewage into containers inside a box that resembles a mini fridge. Goggled, masked and gloved workers then […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, COVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

Colorado growers face “risk like we have never faced before” as coronavirus puts up labor walls

Like nearly all farmers, David Harold is well used to uncertainty. He grew up in his family’s Olathe-based business, Tuxedo Corn, steeped in the inevitable risks tied to weather, shifting markets and labor problems. But he is rattled to his roots by the risk posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. “The amount of risk we […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Public charge rule has disastrous impact on the health of immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security’s new Public Charge rule increasing requirements to receive a green card or certain types of visas, and denying services for hardworking families that enrich our communities and help drive our economy went into effect on Feb. 24.  Advocates, health and social service providers, state and local leaders and community members […]

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Colorado to consider bill similar to one that prompted DHS to cut off “trusted-traveler” programs for New Yorkers

Colorado’s legislature will soon consider a bill that would limit the personal information state departments, including the Division of Motor Vehicles, can release to other government agencies, like U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S Customs and Border Protection.  A similar law in New York prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees immigration […]

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Opinion: Colorado’s representatives in D.C. must take a stand against detention center horrors

Every day, we’re confronted with horrifying new details about the impact of the Trump administration’s barbaric and racist immigration policies. Families are being separated and children are being denied access to necessary care, with tragic and unconscionable consequences. In the past year, at least six migrant children have died in U.S. custody or shortly after […]

Posted inPolitics and Government

Colorado confirms suspected Russian hacker “jiggled the lock” on state voter database — but couldn’t get in

A computer linked to Russian hackers tried to access Colorado’s voter registration database ahead of the 2016 election, but the effort proved unsuccessful, state officials confirmed for the first time Friday. The secretary of state’s office, which oversees elections, matched a suspicious Internet protocol address flagged by the Department of Homeland Security as a potential […]