DACA

Myrnall Fletchall, Mountain Family Health Centers

Brandon Fletchall is a senior at Rifle High School and until a few weeks ago he had anticipated leaving the country before accruing unlawful presence. Brandon was brought to the country as a child and his dream is to serve the country as a military anesthesiologist. In March, Brandon traveled to Washington, D.C. with Mountain Family Health Centers CEO Ross Brooks to talk with members of Congress about the need for a path forward for children without immigration status. For today’s Valley Voices, Raleigh Burleigh interviews Brandon and his mother Myrnall about their journey.

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca

 


Last week, Congress failed to negotiate a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before President Trump’s March 5th deadline. What happens next? KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

CIRC

Over 17,000 “dreamers” in Colorado await resolution as the US Senate begins the immigration debate this week. Although Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is central to the discussion, the implications for federal immigration policy are even greater. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Rep. Scott Tipton

Once again, KDNK spoke with 3rd Congressional District Representative Scott Tipton. This month’s conversation focuses on the Congressman’s Rural Banking Bill, his recent train accident, funding for health centers, action on DACA, and a bill that codifies reductions to Bear’s Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

Rep. Scott Tipton

This month's conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton features the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, how the tax bill overhaul would benefit workers earning less than $100,000 per year, and the SECURE American Energy Act.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

 


December 8th is the last chance to pass a clean Dream Act in 2017 and Congress has yet to vote on a solution. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with supporters of a rally in Pueblo today, asking for Representative Tipton to sign-on.

Andy Zack


Concerned citizens rallied in Glenwood Springs yesterday to catch the attention of Scott Tipton and Bob Rankin. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Valley Voices: Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser

Sep 15, 2017
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Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president and CEO of Colorado Mountain College, talks to host Amy Hadden Marsh about DACA, her recent appointment to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and more.

Carrie Besnette Hauser, Ph.D.

5 de septiembre, la presidente de Colorado Mountain College, Doctora Carrie Hauser, anunció la postura que toma el colegio en relación con la terminación de DACA. Habló con Amy Hadden Marsh por KDNK, Raleigh Burleigh lo traduzco y Sofia Clark por CIRC le ayudó.

CIRC ofrezca un día de renovación para recipientes de DACA quienes estatus vence entre el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. Estará el 16 de septiembre en Glenwood Springs High School a la una de la tarde.

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On September 5th, Colorado Mountain College president and CEO, Dr. Carrie Hauser  released a statement about the college’s stance on DACA. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the statement. Click here to listen to the rest of the conversation with Dr. Hauser that aired on Valley Voices, September 14, 2017.

 

Click here to read Dr. Hauser's DACA statement in Spanish. Click here for English.

 

Glenwood Springs High School hosts a DACA Renewal Drive at 1 PM Saturday, September 16, for those whose permit under DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.

Rep. Scott Tipton

 


September is projected to be one of the most challenging months this year for Congress. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Colorado Representative Scott Tipton about disaster relief, federal debt, tax cuts and replacing DACA.

While Colorado’s congressional delegation had mixed reactions to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many continue to show bipartisan support for the policy. The executive order, signed by President Obama, gave children brought into the United States illegally a chance to stay in the country legally.

Doug Tucker

 


Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced yesterday the termination of DACA, a program created under the Obama administration to grant temporary legal status to immigrants who had come to the United States as minors. Raleigh Burleigh reports on a rally in Glenwood Springs organized by several immigrant advocacy groups.