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  • Gutiérrez, Coffman, Send Letter to DHS and USCIS Requesting Technical Fixes for DACA Participants
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2017) – Reps. Luis Gutierrez [D-IL] and Mike Coffman [R-CO] sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting a series of important technical fixes to the process of winding down the DACA program. The requests from Reps. Coffman and Gutierrez are intended to ensure DACA participants are treated fairly, in a transparent manner, and that no one is unduly penalized by the timing of when t... Read more

  • Coffman's Statement on New DACA Developments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement on the meeting between the President and Congressional Democratic leaders: "The President deserves credit for his leadership in promoting a compromise that enhances border security while extending protections for DACA participants,” said U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora). ### Read more

  • ICYMI: Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Immigration Reform
    Posted in In the News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    The question of sanctuary cities is a topic charged with emotion as the controversy has come to a head with the U.S. Justice Department demanding the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies in enforcing federal immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are those local jurisdictions that have taken a formal stand in refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under any circumstances. They are constitutionally correct in that the federal government cannot compel them to enforce feder... Read more

  • Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Immigration Reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    http://www.aurorasentinel.com/opinion/coffman-sanctuary-cities-need-immigration-... The question of sanctuary cities is a topic charged with emotion as the controversy has come to a head with the U.S. Justice Department demanding the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies in enforcing federal immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are those local jurisdictions that have taken a formal stand in refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under any circumstances. They are consti... Read more

  • Coffman Applauds Salvadoran Consulate Opening in Aurora
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    On Wednesday, Congressman Mike Coffman (CO-06) met with El Salvador’s Foreign Minister, H.E. Hugo Martinez and El Salvador’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Claudia Canjura de Centeno in Washington D.C., to thank them and applaud their decision to open a Salvadoran consulate in Aurora, CO. Representative Coffman had been pushing for the consulate to open in Aurora as it would best serve the Salvadoran community of the district as well as the greater Denver metro area. Rep. Coffman offered... Read more

  • Curbelo, Coffman, Introduce Recognize American Children Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) along with U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) have introduced the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act, legislation that would provide a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.The bill provides immigrants that have been vetted by The Department of Homeland Security with three pathways toward legalization: higher education, service in the armed forces, or work authorization. Following a 5-year... Read more

  • Coffman on Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement in preview of the President's Address to a joint session of Congress this evening: “As the President readies to address a joint session of Congress this evening, I would encourage him to couple his call for tougher border enforcement with sensible immigration reform efforts. An excellent vehicle to couple these two which has been presented in both House and Senate earlier this year is the Bridge Act. This bill is not only a... Read more

  • Rethinking Immigration Reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    One of the great honors that I have as a member of Congress is nominating young people to our nation’s military academies. Having served in both the U.S. Army and the Marines, I’m continually impressed by the many bright and talented students seeking to serve as our nation’s next generation of military leaders. The story of one young student in Aurora is one I will never forget. Monica Carreta wanted to go to the U.S. Naval Academy. She had just graduated at the top of her class from Aurora Hink... Read more

  • COFFMAN, GUTIÉRREZ, GRAHAM, DURBIN REINTRODUCE BRIDGE ACT TO PROTECT UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH FROM DEPORTATION
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    GRAHAM, DURBIN REINTRODUCE BRIDGE ACT TO PROTECT UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH FROM DEPORTATION Reps. Coffman and Gutiérrez introduce companion bill in House of Representatives U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect undocumented young people brought to the United States as children should the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program be discontinued under the next Administration. The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream a... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Trump's DACA Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump's comments on those individuals currently eligible under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "I'm glad that President-elect Trump acknowledges that we need to preserve the principle of DACA for the young people who were taken here by their relatives, who grew up here, went to school here, and often know of no other country. They ought to be able to remain in thi... Read more

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