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  • 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

    Column by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman 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... 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

  • Coffman, Curbelo Legislation Gives DREAMers Legal Status
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), along with U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), introduced the Recognizing American Children Act that if enacted, will provide legal status and a path to Lawful Permanent Resident status for those currently eligible under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “They were brought here as children, grew up here, went to school here, and often don’t know of any other country as home except this one,” Coffman said. “If they can demon... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman Splits With Republicans To Oppose Dreamer Roll Back
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Mike Coffman voted against overturning one of President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies even though he disagrees with the president using executive orders to deal with immigration. Coffman was the only Colorado Republican to oppose an amendment defunding a program to stop the deportation of young people who entered the country illegally with their parents. In a statement issued in English and Spanish, Coffman said Congress should pass its own version of the program and says ... Read more

  • U.S. Representative Mike Coffman Statement on Immigration Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement following his vote against the Blackburn Amendment which would have defunded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and barred renewals in the program. “The President’s executive actions are clearly unconstitutional and I strongly oppose his unilateral decisions on immigration but my party needs to stop just saying what we are against and start saying what we are for when it comes to fixing our broken imm... Read more

  • H.R. 5759, Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    I voted against H.R. 5759 because, although I strongly believe that it is unconstitutional to have immigration policy made through executive orders and without the consent of Congress, this legislation will only mislead the American people into believing that we are taking care of the problem when the only way to address President Obama's overreach is either through the U.S. Supreme Court or through the appropriation's process. Read more

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