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Opinion: To truly reform immigration, Colorado must turn its eyes to Washington

The 2021 legislative session brought about progressive changes to Colorado, particularly regarding immigration and undocumented immigrants. Among them: Eliminating barriers to resources such as business and professional licenses for those lacking proper documentation SB21-199. Establishing data privacy protections to prevent state agencies from feeding non-public personal information to federal immigration enforcement SB21-131. Creating no-cost reproductive […]

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

As of the end of last year, Colorado was home to 14,640 DACA recipients. They have always known their freedom runs on a clock. Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Trump administration cannot summarily shut down the program does not change the precariousness of their legal status in this country, but it buys more […]

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

Alaina Silva met her husband in a crowded sushi restaurant in downtown Denver in 2011. He was the sushi chef behind the bar, wearing a black chef’s coat and apron that crisscrossed behind his back. “I had just moved for work and I didn’t know anyone, so I decided to dine alone for the first […]