Immigration

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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

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Colorado House Democrats call for repeal of immigration ban

DENVER – A resolution calling for the immediate repeal of the immigration ban issued Friday by President Donald Trump was passed Tuesday by the Colorado House of Representatives. House Joint...

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

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Trump’s fires acting AG over immigration dispute

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night, after Yates ordered Justice Department lawyers Monday not to defend his immigration order temporarily...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Colorado’s U.S. senators, Tipton weigh in on immigration ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In one of his last acts in his first week as President Donald Trump signed an executive order to block all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days, and all citizens...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trump: Order didn’t cause weekend airport chaos

WASHINGTON – Holding firm to his immigration order, President Donald Trump on Monday denied it was to blame for chaos at the nation’s airports over the weekend, instead pointing to computer...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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WWII immigrant helps others attain citizenship in Durango

Marie Roessler immigrated to the U.S. from Germany with her family when she was 6 years old, after World War II. Her father was displaced because he had lived in an area of Germany that became...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News