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3 years 2 days ago

Hot in-state tuition debate gets a partial pass

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats in Colorado have given preliminary approval to a bill allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges. Republicans opposed the bill before a voice vote yesterday, saying it would provide an incentive for immigrants to come to the country illegally. The Democratic...

3 years 6 months ago

Census: More immigrants moving to Longmont

New Census data shows that Longmont has seen one of the largest increases in the number of foreign-born residents in Colorado during the last decade. The recently released figures from the American Community Survey shows that Longmont's foreign-born population increased from 10.6 percent in 2000 to 17.1 percent last...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado weighs changes to fingerprint program

Colorado is considering possible changes to a growing federal program that uses fingerprints to catch illegal immigrants. Several groups have written Governor Bill Ritter to say they worry the program will intimidate crime victims and lead to racial profiling. Ritter spokesman Evan Dreyer said Friday the concerns have prompted the...

3 years 11 months ago

Texas lawmaker to introduce anti-immigration bill

A Texas lawmaker says she plans to push for a law similar to Arizona's get-tough immigration measure. San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle report Wednesday that Republican Rep. Debbie Riddle of Tomball says she will introduce the measure in the January legislative session. The new Arizona law would require local...

4 years 1 month ago

Drug gangs taking over U.S. public lands

Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them. Pot has been grown on public lands for decades, but Mexican traffickers have taken...

4 years 2 months ago

Labor Dep't approves new rules on farm workers

The Labor Department is reversing Bush administration rules that made it easier for farmers to hire temporary foreign workers to help pick their crops. The new regulations will increase wages and offer greater protections for thousands of foreign farm workers. The rules also require growers to make a greater...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado spent $58M jailing foreign-born in FY '08

The Colorado Department of Corrections estimates the state spent almost $58 million incarcerating foreign-born inmates in fiscal 2008 and received about $3.3 million in federal reimbursement for those costs. The statistics for the year ending June 30, 2008, didn't note the immigration status of the inmates. Colorado Attorney General John...

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