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  • 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

  • U.S. Reps. Coffman & Gutierrez Request Data on DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting detailed data related to the DACA program. The data was requested by the two Members of Congress to confirm that USCIS is complying with court orders and to update the Members on processing backlogs, procedural details, and other statistics abo... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman Pushes “Queen-of-the-Hill” Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), joined his colleagues Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Will Hurd (R-TX) to announce that the bipartisan “queen-of-the-hill” rule, which would allow a floor debate on four DACA solution measures now has the support of 50 Republicans and 190 Democrats for a total of 240 cosponsors, easily surpassing the 218 votes needed to pass a bill through the House. “The time to secure our borders and fin... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Discharge Petition On BRIDGE ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the discharge petition on the BRIDGE ACT. “March 5th has arrived and Congress has yet to reach an agreement on DACA. As I promised, I am now moving forward with the discharge petition on the Bridge Act. I call upon my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to sign the discharge petition to protect Dreamers.” Rep. Coffman sent this letter today to both his Republican and Democrat colleagues reques... Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Announces Agreement on DACA and Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration, Bipartisanship

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Co-Chaired by Reps. Tom Reed (NY-23) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), announced that the Caucus came to an agreement on a set of principles that support a long-term, fiscally-responsible budget deal and a proposal to resolve DACA while continuing to make America’s borders strong and secure. With this agreement, the 48 Members of the Caucus agree to vote for any budget proposal including these core principles. U.S. Representative Mike C... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces ‘TPS Act of 2018’
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduce H.R. 4750, the ‘TPS Act of 2018’. The legislation, if passed, would end the government program known as Temporary Protection Status (TPS), while granting permanent legal residency to qualified TPS enrollees. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the legal status for 262,000 Salvadorans, under TPS, would be terminated in September 2019, forcing them to either leave the country or find another ... Read more

  • 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

    Column by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman 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 c... Read more

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