Unless Congress creates a pathway to citizenship soon, Colorado will lose thousands of workers and hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity.
Marking the ninth anniversary of the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has given hundreds of thousands of young immigrants the chance to pursue their dreams in the United States, June 15 was a day of pride and reflection on the immense value of Dreamers in the United States. However, […]
This summer’s decision by the Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and reject the Trump Administration’s 2017 attempt to rescind the program was a victory for Americans across the country. Not only was it a monumental day for our nation’s nearly 700,000 DACA recipients who earned a respite from […]
The word immigrant conjures up a certain image. That image might be border detention facilities, or travel bans; it might be of refugees or asylees. It’s probably not of someone like me. It would be hard to overstate how easy immigrating here from Canada was for me. I’m a straight, cisgendered, white man; calling me […]
When I was young, my family and I came to the United States from Mexico City. Like millions of other immigrants, my family and I traveled here in search of a better life. We found one here in Colorado. Having left Mexico City at such a young age, Colorado is the only home I have […]
As a former educator, this time of the year reminds me of preparing my classroom to welcome my students for the new school year. It reminds me of the excitement with which my students would look forward to what they would learn in the months ahead. While I am no longer teaching and will not […]
Summit County, high in the beautiful mountains of central Colorado, is my home. Over the last 25 years, my rural, resort-town community, like the rest of Colorado, experienced an influx of foreign-born migrants. Like countless immigrants before them, they came to America with the dream of making a better life for themselves and their families. […]