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Nicolais: Neil Gorsuch has become the most influential member of the Supreme Court

The justice from Colorado delivers another ruling sure to disappoint former President Trump and Republicans who confirmed him

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why we need immigration reform, and why Biden’s policies are a good start

The belief that people are somehow different for moving across arbitrary borders is a phantasm that I don’t know how we’ve managed to perpetuate.

Opinion Columns

Trump pardons Steve Bannon, but not the Colorado man also charged in border wall scam

Timothy Shea, a Castle Rock entrepreneur, is accused of allowing Bannon and others involved in the "We Build The Wall" campaign to use donations for personal gain.

News

7 ways Joe Biden’s presidency may quickly affect Colorado

A $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus relief bill, environmental policies and Trump’s decision on where to locate U.S. Space Command are among the initiatives that could have big local impact

Politics and Government

To ensure noncitizens are included in vaccine drive, Colorado won’t check IDs

State health department is already using the honor system to vaccinate people age 70 and older and warns 459 health providers if they demand ID, they could lose access to vaccine.

Health

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s plan to exclude noncitizens from the census

No president has tried to do what Trump outlined in a memo in July: remove millions of noncitizens from the once-a-decade head count of the U.S. population.

Politics and Government

Judge’s forceful rejection of Trump’s ban on visa workers may come too late for Colorado ski resorts

A district court ruling suspends a ban on J-1 and H-2B visa workers, opening doors for ski areas that rely on the seasonal immigrant workers. But resorts that typically have visa employees on deck by fall are seeing surging applications from locals.

Crime and Courts

Trump’s ban on visa workers breathes new life into college-age ski bumming in Colorado’s resort towns

Ski area operators are reporting a surge in applications from college students and locals as hiring strategies, operational plans shift in the pandemic.

Business

Jared Polis is taking big money from private donors to fund key positions in Colorado governor’s office

The work covered by private gifts and grants include the Colorado governor’s top issues -- climate change, immigration and early childhood

Sun Investigation

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

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeal sided with an immigrant from the Bahamas who has been in the country for decades. His attorneys hope the case will help hundreds of others remain in the U.S.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Reforms in the immigration system are urgently needed

Opinion Columns

Colorado joins 16 other states in suing Trump administration over international student visa rule

The lawsuit said the policy change "leaves colleges and universities with an agonizing dilemma"

Education

Struggling ski resort industry frets over Trump’s ban on immigrant worker visas

“If you are an HR director at a ski area, you are panicking right now," said Dave Byrd, policy director for the National Ski Areas Association, referencing President Trump’s extension of an immigrant visa ban through 2020.

Outdoors

Supreme Court ruling on DACA brings more time, but no less uncertainty for Coloradans

In their own voices: Five Colorado young people explain how DACA shaped their lives and what the Supreme Court's decision means to them.

Coloradans

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

There are thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in Colorado

Politics and Government

Devastated by weather and the coronavirus pandemic, Western Slope farm workers try to hold on

In Palisade, the coronavirus outbreak and a crop-damaging spring freeze hit seasonal farmworkers particularly hard

Coronavirus

All inmates at Aurora immigration detention facility will be tested for coronavirus

Eleven inmates at the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement processing center in Aurora have tested positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus

Governor issues directive barring Colorado agencies from helping with federal immigration enforcement

The executive guidance signed Wednesday by Jared Polis prevents U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from gathering people’s personal information from the state unless agents have a court order or are investigating a crime

Politics and Government

Coloradans in the U.S. illegally — and their citizen families — were denied coronavirus aid. Will the state step in?

Democratic lawmakers and advocates want to follow California’s lead and offer assistance regardless of citizenship status

Politics and Government

Hundreds of international workers at Colorado ski resorts are in limbo as countries close borders, airlines cancel flights

“It’s not that we want to stay. We just can’t leave,” says a ski instructor from Argentina who is among hundreds of J-1 and H-2B visa workers trapped in resort towns unable to get home.

Coronavirus
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