Illegal immigrants

Durango woman helps those who want a better life in the United States

Deedee de Haro-Brown is angry. She’s been that way for a while. She’s upset about immigration rhetoric, and, as an American of Mexican heritage, she takes some of the vitriol about people who...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Border measures part of Trump’s bigger immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON – The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘People are living in the shadows’

The White House’s zero tolerance immigration policy was the catalyst for “Families Belong Together” protests across the country Saturday, including in Durango. “What’s happening right now is...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos church celebrates Rosa Sabido’s first year in sanctuary

The Mancos United Methodist Church held a traditional Spanish fair on Saturday to celebrate Rosa Sabido’s first year in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church. Supporters celebrated with...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield business owner deported to Honduras

Edin Ramos, a Bayfield business owner who has been held in an Immigration and Custom Enforcement detention center in Aurora since February, has been deported to his home country, Honduras. Ramos,...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to correct Congressional Record

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis will correct the Congressional Record after misidentifying a Bayfield family as his constituents, said Jessica Bralish, Polis’ spokeswoman. The congressman, a Democrat running...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis incorrectly claims constituents on House floor

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is declining to say if he will correct the congressional record after misidentifying a Bayfield family as his constituents during an April 2016 speech on the U.S. House floor....

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil planned for Bayfield resident facing deportation

Community members have organized a candlelight vigil for Bayfield resident Edin Ramos, a native of Honduras, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in early February. The silent...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

ICE revokes Bayfield business owner’s permission to stay in U.S.

The fate of a Bayfield resident who owns two businesses is uncertain after Immigration and Customs Enforcement suddenly detained him when he showed up to a regularly scheduled appointment with ICE...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State lawmakers advance bill on immigrant license renewals

DENVER – State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow unauthorized immigrants to renew their Colorado driver’s licenses online or by mail instead of through an in-person appointment. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

DREAMers ask for support ahead of legislation deadline

A group of immigrants and their supporters made an impassioned plea for action Saturday morning ahead of the looming March deadline for DREAM Act legislation. The Colorado Immigrant Rights...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With budget agreement in place, Gardner looks to focus on immigration

WASHINGTON – The government shut down for five hours early Friday. Another failure by Congress to pass a temporary spending bill – the fifth since Sept. 30 – led to the second government shut down...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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