DACA


Coffman made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, to delay gathering support for the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act, also called the BRIDGE Act, so that Congress can focus on a long-term legislative fix, according to a report from The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political news outlet.


AURORA | U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) hopes a legislative maneuver will give a boost to the BRIDGE Act, a bipartisan bill he’s championing as a semipermanent protection against the deportation of young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children. In a statement Tuesday, Sept. 5, Coffman’s aides said the congressman […]


The Colorado Rapid Response Network’s has trained about 150 volunteers to man phone lines and dispatch 24-hours-a-day to the scene of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, including in Aurora. The network is a combined effort of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Mi Familia Vota, Colorado People’s Alliance, Together Colorado and many other organizations.


“It’s so important to recognize that young people who were brought here as children, who grew up here, went to school here, and who often know of no other country, be allowed to legally remain in the U.S.,” Coffman said in a statement. “Let’s give them a chance to achieve the American dream through work, education or military service, and to help us together build a stronger America.”


“Initially we were a little more hopeful the rhetoric was just that, but when you look at the people he is surrounding himself with, who will influence him, it doesn’t alleviate any concerns, that’s for sure” — Jennifer Piper, interfaith organizer for the American Friends Service Committee