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Immigration debate heading toward Springs

Immigration debate heading toward Springs

Administrators at The Vanguard School, a charter high school in District 12, had no idea what they were getting into when they decided to hire a German citizen to teach their German and Spanish foreign language classes as well as English classes. “He can teach all three classes,” said Diane Borre, the school’s business manager.… Continue Reading Immigration debate heading toward Springs

  Alexis Molina was just 10 years old when his mother was abruptly cut out of his life and his carefree childhood unraveled overnight.   “She went for her papers,” he says. “And she never came back.”   Alexis’ father, Rony Molina, a landscaper, was born in Guatemala but has lived here for 12 years… Continue Reading Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids?

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  The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward.   The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even there,… Continue Reading High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

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Some small business owners are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Arizona’s SB 1070, known as the “show me your papers” immigration law, which made its way to the Court this week for oral arguments. Continue Reading Main Street Alliance urges Court to strike AZ immigration law

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McCain blaming AZ fires on immigrants

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As if Arizona’s immigration debate wasn’t already hot, Sen. John McCain has ignited a barrage of criticism by saying that there is “substantial evidence” that illegal immigrants are partly responsible for wildfires in the state. McCain is standing by the statement he made over the weekend as he toured a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona,… Continue Reading McCain blaming AZ fires on immigrants

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An attempt to grant illegal immigrants the opportunity to attend Colorado colleges at lower tuition rates failed Monday, the fifth time such legislation has failed amid a debate about what benefits undocumented students deserve. A Republican-led House Education Committee rejected the Democratic proposal on a 7-6 party-line vote after hearing dozens of people testify about… Continue Reading Immigrant tuition bill rejected by Colo. panel

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Colo. House OKs bill to report illegal immigrants

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The Colorado House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require law-enforcement officers to report suspected illegal immigrants to prosecutors. The measure, approved on a voice vote Thursday, would also force bail bond agents to forfeit a bond if a client is deported. Supporters of House Bill 1088 say it’s needed to make… Continue Reading Colo. House OKs bill to report illegal immigrants

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Bill on bail for illegal immigrants up for vote

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A House committee is expected to decide the fate of a bill that would require judges to consider a person’s immigration status when setting bail. House Bill 1088 would lower the legal standard of “probable cause” to a standard of “reasonable grounds” to believe someone is in the country illegally when determining what bail should… Continue Reading Bill on bail for illegal immigrants up for vote

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Colorado Republican senators are pushing for proposals cracking down on illegal immigration, including one that would give police the authority to arrest crime suspects believed to be in the country illegally. Two proposals will be heard in a Senate committee Wednesday afternoon to determine whether the measures will continue through the Legislature. Senate Bill 54… Continue Reading Colo. GOP argues for two illegal immigration bills

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Immigration fingerprint program now in Colorado

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A rapidly expanding federal program that identifies illegal immigrants when they’re arrested and fingerprinted is now operational in Denver and in El Paso and Arapahoe counties. Colorado Department of Public Safety spokesman Lance Clem says Secure Communities was launched Tuesday in the three jurisdictions. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which operates the program, said last… Continue Reading Immigration fingerprint program now in Colorado

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