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Fearful immigrants are offered anti-deportation training

NEW YORK – Don’t open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing else. Definitely don’t sign anything. That is some of the advice...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Hundreds drown in Mediterranean

More than 700 migrants and asylum seekers likely died in the Mediterranean Sea last week, aid and refugee agencies said Sunday, most of them attempting to flee the Libyan coast for Italy in the...

DATE: May 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

Immigrant licenses jump before law change in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico surged during the first three months of the year as lawmakers debated changes to a long-contested policy that allowed...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Immigrant driver’s license bill advances

DENVER – A Colorado House committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would expand an immigrant driver’s license program. The bill comes after Republicans last year blocked a request to keep...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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EU begins shipping migrants in Greece back to Turkey

ATHENS, Greece – A controversial European Union plan to stem the flow of refugees began Monday with the deportation of more than 200 people from Greek islands to Turkey, despite concerns over human...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Deportation of migrants from Greece to Turkey starts Monday

ATHENS, Greece – An agreement between the European Union and Turkey to deport migrants currently on Greek islands back to the Turkish mainland is to take effect Monday morning, but the operation is...

DATE: April 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Campaign seeks funding for immigrants’ licenses

DENVER – Immigrant-rights groups have launched a campaign to rescue a law that gives immigrants living in Colorado illegally the opportunity to get a driver’s license or state ID. Jennifer Piper,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Battle looms over immigrant driver’s licenses in Colorado

DENVER – Colorado immigrant advocates frustrated over long waiting periods for people who want driver’s licenses regardless of their legal status vowed to pressure lawmakers in the coming months to...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional news

N.M. auditor questions former sheriff’s spending

ALBUQUERQUE – A lack of internal controls and oversight in the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office allowed several officers to alter their hours and claim more than $130,000 in overtime pay from...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Durango’s immigration enforcement clarified

The Durango city councilors clarified the city’s record on enforcing immigration law Tuesday. The councilors unanimously passed a resolution stating: The city is not, and has never been, a...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango City Council seeks to clarify sanctuary status

The Durango City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday to make it clear: The city is not and never has been a sanctuary city. “There is a huge amount of misunderstanding that needs to be...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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State GOP blocks funds for immigrant driver’s licenses

DENVER – Colorado Senate Republicans on Thursday killed an effort to fully fund a program that provides driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. The $166,000 needed to keep the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news