File this under ‘ways that being anti-immigrant is hurting Republicans this fall.’  Colorado’s Andrew Romanoff, a Democrat running for Rep. Mike Coffman’s (R-CO) seat, has been slamming Coffman for trying to appear more pro-immigrant than he really is. It wasn’t that long ago that Coffman was a hardliner Republican on immigration, calling the DREAM Act a “nightmare” and… Continue »

Reps. Jeff Denham, Luis Gutierrez, and Mike Coffman came together today at the House Triangle to talk about the ENLIST Act, Jeff Denham’s bill to allow DREAMers to join the military, and why Republicans should pass it.  While Gutierrez is a longtime champion of immigration reform and Denham should be commended for his pursuit of… Continue »

Despite the 326 days Since the Senate Passed Immigration Reform With No Action from House, Coffman Continues to Talk About His Military Dreamer Bill and Do Nothing Today, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) spoke about the need to provide immigrant youth the chance to earn citizenship through service in the military. That would have been a… Continue »

Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. See a… Continue »

Latino and Immigrant Leaders Protest Mike Coffman, John Boehner and Eric Cantor at Denver Fundraiser for Holding Immigration Reform Vote Hostage Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three… Continue »

The Denver Post (as well as the American Spectator) called it a few days ago when they warned that Tom Tancredo‘s candidacy for Colorado governor could have ripple effects for other state Republicans running this year.  When a well-known candidate on the ballot is a famous xenophobe who once called Miami a “third-world country,” it doesn’t make… Continue »

The GOP has a demographic problem because they are alienating voters they could be winning with their opposition to issues like immigration reform.  This year, the GOP’s worst-case scenario is a possibility in Colorado, where the famously anti-immigrant former Congressman Tom Tancredo is running for governor.  Party leaders are deathly afraid that Tancredo — who once called… Continue »

An ad running in the Mother’s Day edition of the Denver Post names Colorado House Republicans Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman as blocking immigration reform that would keep thousands of Colorado immigrant families together. The half-page ad,  running in this Sunday’s paper, features a message from the children of longtime Colorado resident Imelda Valenzuela Gonzalez:… Continue »

Yesterday, we wrote about Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and his campaign to replace Democrat Mark Udall in the US Senate.  Gardner is going to be facing headwinds with the Latino community, which is sizable in Colorado, because he (and his House caucus) have done nothing to support immigration reform — and in a number of… Continue »

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) officially captured the GOP nomination for the Senate this weekend, which means he will be running against Democratic incumbent Mark Udall this fall.  While state Republicans gathered at the Coors Event Center, however, pro-immigration reform activists protested outside, calling out Gardner’s anti-immigrant policies and holding up signs like “separating families is not… Continue »