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Opinion: The silence of our senators over Title 42 is worrisome

During the past decade, a human infrastructure of hospitality and care has been built in Colorado. Faith leaders, civic groups and individual volunteers have organized to host asylum seekers and those seeking refuge in our communities – people arriving at the southern border, people coming out of detention centers, Afghan people, and soon, Ukrainian people. […]

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Opinion: In the age of Tik-Tok, the marches may be smaller but the movement is growing

This year on Valentine’s Day, a young TikTok star inspired thousands to participate in a nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” protest. This left me heartbroken. Why? I was heartbroken because it was a marker of a decades-long battle to achieve major federal immigration reform. It has been so long that we saw intergenerational immigrant construction workers, […]

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

For anyone who is remotely engaged on #ImmigrationTwitter, January 2017 began the most epic and stressful four years of our lives.  During the Trump administration, we saw over 1,064  policies, actions and pieces of legislation that were enacted or suggested, according to the “Trump Tracker” Immigration Policy Tracking Project. Many of these policies were harmful […]