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  • Coffman, Krishnamoorthi, Introduce the ‘Immigration Innovation Act of 2018’
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced, H.R. 6794, the ‘Immigration Innovation Act of 2018’ which would reform and streamline the H-1B high-skilled worker visa program while increasing investment in American Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for students in K-12, post-secondary, or college programs. In Colorado alone, there are approximately 6,500 H-1B visa holders, employed in various technica... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces ‘TPS Extension Act of 2018’
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced H.R. 6696, the ‘TPS Extension Act of 2018’. The legislation, if enacted, would extend the government program known as Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for all current participating countries through September 15, 2021. Currently, the ten countries that participate in the TPS all have expiring dates extending into 2020, with the most pressing being Sudan, expiring November of 2018. “This legislation is aimed at providin... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman on DACA – TX Court Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Aurora, CO— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas declined to order an immediate halt to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “I’m glad to hear that DACA recipients will continue to be protected given today’s court decision in Texas. I will continue working, with Democrats and Republicans, to protect these kids and give them an earned path to citizenship. The fight for immigration reform is not over” #... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Becerra Family
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Aurora, CO— Today, U.S. Representative Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the Becerra family immigration case: English: “I personally met with Mrs. Becerra on Friday afternoon regarding her case, and since then my office has been focused in getting answers. I will have a face-to-face meeting with the USCIS regional director on Wednesday; meanwhile all documentation has been requested from the U.S. Embassy in Lima and the State Department in Washington. I have full confiden... Read more

  • Coffman Wants General in Charge of Reuniting Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Aurora, CO – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent the following letter to President Trump requesting that the President place a U.S. military leader in charge of cutting through the bureaucratic red tape due to the multiple federal agencies involved in the recent separation of families at the U.S.- Mexico border. The goal is quickly reuniting the families. ----- Dear Mr. President: I write to you today to request you address an urgent issue regarding the reunification of the child... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regards the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136): “While today’s vote is a set-back, I will not take a step back. Last month, my colleagues and I took the bold step of supporting the discharge petition on a “Queen-of-the-Hill” measure to force a vote on a range of immigration reform proposals and today we finally had a vote on one of them. Although this measure did not pass, our f... Read more

  • Coffman on Recent U.S.-Mexico Border Trip
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding his most recent fact-finding trip to the U.S.-Mexico border: “What I witnessed during my trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, is that a clear fragmentation between federal agencies exist—all while families remain separated, this is unacceptable. The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Customs and Border Patrol, all have a role to play, yet the... Read more

  • Coffman to Assess Conditions at Child Detention Facility in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced that he will be participating in a fact-finding mission trip to a Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Facility in Tornillo, Texas to assess the current situation as it relates to the separation and detention of minors, and potential impacts of the President’s most recent Executive Order. “Tearing children away from parents is not only immoral, it’s unacceptable and should never have occurred. This Saturday, I will be in T... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman on Separation of Families at the U.S. – Mexico Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the “zero tolerance” policy that has forced the separation of children from their parents at the United States – Mexico border: "This afternoon, I reached out to Sen. Feinstein's office to let her know I want to help her put a stop to this human rights disaster at the border. If that means introducing her bill in the House, I’d be honored to stand with her. If there is a better bill spons... Read more

  • Coffman Wants to Force Vote in Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman announced that he will sign what is known as a ‘discharge petition' to force Republican Congressional leadership to bring four immigration bills to the U.S. House floor for a vote using a parliamentary maneuver known as the “Queen of the Hill” rule. “These immigration bills deserve a vote and Republican leadership has been wrong in holding them up. The time to get this process moving is now,” said Coffman. Coffman, has been a longtime le... Read more

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