Immigration

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Second go at ‘sanctuary city’ legislation dies in committee

DENVER – A second attempt to crackdown on “sanctuary city” policies was stuck down Wednesday by Democrats in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 281, which would hold government employees...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Refugees in Colorado lose hope of reuniting family

DENVER – Colorado will receive far fewer refugees this year, according to the state’s Office of Economic Security. In January, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring U.S. entrance...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Trump wants a 30-foot wall at Mexican border

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Immigrants bring new touches to American barbecue, just like they always have

Jiyeon Lee, a South Korean expat, doesn’t serve Korean barbecue at her Heirloom Market BBQ in Atlanta. She and her husband, the Texas-born Cody Taylor, serve American barbecue with Korean touches....

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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New travel ban eases some legal issues

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban eases some of the legal questions surrounding the previous order, but critics said it does not answer all of them, including accusations...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Some New Mexico businesses join ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

ALBUQUERQUE – Some businesses in Albuquerque and Santa Fe have joined “A Day Without Immigrants” national protest by closing for a day. Shopping centers in immigrant enclaves sat largely empty on...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Immigrant takes refuge in Denver church

CENTENNIAL – A Mexican woman trying to avoid deportation took refuge in a Denver church Wednesday after U.S. immigration authorities denied her request to remain in the country, the latest case to...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado Legislature eyes citizenship requirement for police officers

DENVER – The state Senate adopted a bill upon second reading Monday that would require peace officers to be U.S. citizens. Senate Bill 120 would revoke the peace officer certification of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Immigrants wait in fear after ICE raids

Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in an enforcement surge that President Donald...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Rotarians to hear about immigration

Danny Quinlan, executive director of Compañeros, will speak about immigration at the Rotary Club of Durango meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Compañeros is a nonprofit...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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National unease on Trump policies invades Colorado House

DENVER – Tempers flared in the state House of Representatives this week as Democrats pushed through a pair of resolutions aimed to send a message to the Trump administration regarding Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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ICE arrests Tajikistan citizen for felony conviction

U.S. Immigration and Customs arrested an immigrant from Tajikistan last week outside a Durango courtroom as a result of his felony conviction, an ICE spokesman confirmed this week. Timur Urunov,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News