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Over the past few months, KDNK has reported on a number of early-morning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Here's our series about how the immigration system and those early-morning raids are playing out here in the valley.

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Aspen Mayor, Pitkin Commissioners and Valley business owners call for immigration reform

November 22, 2013
Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron, along with several Pitkin County Commissioners and Roaring Fork Valley business leaders held a press conference Thursday calling for congressman Scott Tipton to pass an immigration reform bill that includes a pathway to citizenship. KDNK's Ed Williams reports.
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Deferred Action in the Roaring Fork Valley

September 16, 2013
It's been about a year since the Obama Administration introduced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy change granting young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children a two year reprieve from deportation.

The program also allows young people to get a work permit and a chance at a driver's license, and in Sunday's edition of the Aspen Daily News, staff writer Nelson Harvey explored how it's affecting the lives of young immigrants in the Roaring Fork Valley. Today he brings KDNK this report.
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GarCo Residents Have Measured Enthusiasm for Obama's DREAM-lite

June 25, 2012
President Obama recently enacted a policy that will permit hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants to remain in the country. The policy only applies to foreign nationals under the age of thirty who came to the United States before the age of 16, and that also have been in the U.S. for five years. They must have no criminal record and either be in school, be a high school graduate or serve in the military. But does the policy go far enough and how will it affect undocumented immigrants in the Roaring Fork Valley who fear deportation? KDNK's Jesse Kubla Khan Hoff reports.
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Secure Communities Comes to GarCo

Secure Communities Comes to GarCo June 11, 2012
The controversial immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities is now in effect in all of Colorado's counties. Proponents say the program is an effective tool to identify and deport criminal aliens, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, critics are crying foul on civil rights grounds.

(Click on the story to hear KDNK's interview with Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario on Secure Communities)
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Update on Federal Immigration Review Pilot Program

March 13, 2012
KDNK recently reported on a Valley resident who was waiting to hear the results of a federal review of the pending deportation cases in Colorado. As KDNK's Ed Williams reports, some immigrants here are starting to hear if their case was considered.
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Valley Residents Await Federal Immigration Review Results

Valley Residents Await Federal Immigration Review Results March 1, 2012

In January federal immigration officials in Denver finished a review of deportation cases pending in the state to decide who will stay and who will be sent away. But KDNK’s Ed Williams reports, some valley residents are still waiting to hear the results.

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Pilot Project Underway in Colorado Immigration Courts

December 8, 2011

This week the Federal Government is starting a six week pilot project in immigration courts in Colorado and Maryland. As KDNK's Ed Williams reports, the project could determine national policy on immigration enforcement.

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Victory in ruling for immigration and gay rights activits

August 22, 2011
Immigration and gay rights activists won a victory last week at an immigration hearing in Denver. As KDNK's Daniel Costello reports, the judge delayed a decision in a deportation case involving a lesbian couple.
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Wife of man picked up at Strawberry Days speaks out

July 19, 2011
It's been a month since three men were picked up by immigration authorities and Garfield County Sheriff's deputies at the Strawberry Days festival in Glenwood Springs. One has been deported. The other two are brothers -- Cesar and Julio. Cesar has since been released, but Julio is still in jail awaiting a possible deportation. Garfield County has said that both men are gang members -- which the men dispute. Julio leaves behinds his 8-months-pregnant wife, Lorenza.  KDNK's Mathew Katz visited Lorenza at their house to hear their side of the story.
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Recent raid highlights divide between immigrants and GarCo sheriff

June 28, 2011
Earlier this month, immigration officers and Garfield County sheriff's deputies detained three men at the Strawberry Days festival in Glenwood Springs. The arrests gained widespread condemnation from the Latino community and immigrant-rights groups. As KDNK's Mathew Katz reports, this is just the latest hiccup in the testy relationship between Garfield County and the Valley's immigrant community.
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