Immigration reform must be about securing our borders and enforcing our laws; must not put any burdens on U.S. taxpayers and should be centered on economic growth; and immigration reform must also be about keeping families together.
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(Washington, D.C.) The trend of this White House politicizing immigration continues. President Obama wants a partisan political wedge issue, not meaningful, sensible, compassionate immigration reform. The president's unilateral actions will make it harder for congress to fix the immigration system, and the worst part is - that seems to be exactly his intention.
Shutting down the government is not an option. I will be looking into what other options are available that would force the President to negotiate with Congress on immigration reform next year.
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. House of Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the below statement today after voting against legislation to prohibit the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program:
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. House of Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the below statement today after voting in support of H.R. 5230, border supplemental legislation:
"We have a humanitarian crisis at our border that has been caused by U.S. policies that have been encouraging Central American parents to send their children on a dangerous journey to the U.S. border with Mexico and I voted for the supplemental appropriation to keep this situation from getting worse."
People who help refugees in Colorado are concerned that their program funding may be diverted to help the unaccompanied children coming over the border, and the refugee community is taking action by visiting local politicians to lobby for their cause.
House Republicans are so wary of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws this year that only five are cosponsoring Rep. Mike Coffman’s bill to provide a path to citizenship for illegal aliens who serve in the U.S. military.
“I think the GOP is still very cautious of doing anything on the issue,” said one Republican official.
Por José Angel Aguirre
Las Americas Newspaper
15 de Febrero, 2014
(Washington, D.C.) Today, U.S Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force responding to a status update on the policy review of possible U.S. Armed Services policies that prohibits U.S. citizens from enlisting in the military if that enlistee has an undocumented dependent.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) issued the below statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
"Unfortunately, the State of the Union address has deteriorated into a sort of partisan pep rally, so I frankly don't put a whole lot of stock into it one way or the other.
A Colorado lawmaker is urging Congress to pass legislation that would give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to citizenship through military enlistment.
The Military Enlistment Opportunity Act would let undocumented immigrants who have been screened by the Homeland Security Department, as well as “documented, legally present non-citizens” the chance to join the military with the promise of receiving permanent residence status.