U.S. Representative Jared Polis

Immigration

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  • Polis statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Health Care, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights, Labor

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that included massive cuts to essential domestic programs: "This is a carelessly crafted wrecking ball," Polis said. "The President's budget says less diplomacy, more bombs. He's saying less resources for underserved students, and more for private schools. He’s saying less funding for our world-renowned scientists, and more dollars for walls. He's saying... Read more

  • Polis counters Trump’s call for a new office to investigate immigrants who commit crime
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., announced that he is planning to start the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce or “SAINT” to collect stories of immigrants - both documented and undocumented - who have positively contributed to U.S. society through heroic or lifesaving acts. There are many Americans who are alive today only because of the heroic acts of immigrants who saved their lives. Watch the complete announcement here. Polis started the taskforce in response to President Trump’... Read more

  • Polis criticizes private immigration detention centers, welcomes action
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Boulder, Colo. – Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) welcomed news that the Dept. of Homeland Security will review its use of private contractors to operate immigration detention centers. Colorado has a massive, private, 1,500+ bed immigration detention facility located in Aurora, just off of I-70. The Dept. of Homeland Security’s decision follows the Department of Justice’s announcement on Aug. 18 that it will end its use of for-profit prisons. "The majority of immigrants who are subject to our immigrat... Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Jared Polis about the U.S. v Texas decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s split decision in U.S. v. Texas regarding the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) program: “While the Supreme Court’s split decision in U.S. v. Texas is disappointing due to the fact that it will further delay the ability of millions of hard-working immigrants ... Read more

  • Polis, Hinojosa, Moore and 100+ Members of Congress urge President Obama to expand access to federal student services for DACA students
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Education

    Washington, D.C., June 21, 2016: Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas), and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), along with 110 other members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama Administration urging them to expand access to Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) for students who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Nationwide, there are over 728,000 DACA residents. Students who participate in TRIO are from low-income families and the first in their famil... Read more

  • Supreme Court must validate DACA, DAPA+ immigration programs
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in U.S. vs. Texas, which will decide the fate of the president's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA+) programs. I joined thousands of demonstrators on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington in support of these programs, which help keep families together, allow DREAMers and parents of American children to work legally, and would greatly contribute to our economy and national ... Read more

  • Polis Statement on US v Texas Oral Arguments
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Monday, Apr. 18th – Washington, DC - Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02), released the following statement today regarding the rally to support DAPA and DACA+ programs at the Supreme Court. US v Texas will determine the fate of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA+) programs. "US v Texas is an important case for American and Colorado families. I'm attending a rally at the Supreme Court to support DAPA & DACA+ programs that allows... Read more

  • Polis Statement on Republicans' Anti-immigrant Amicus Brief
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement today following a resolution authorizing the Speaker of the House to file an anti-immigrant amicus brief. The resolution comes amidst the Supreme Court’s selection to review the Appeals Court decision to halt the implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “After not passing a sing... Read more

  • Polis, Torres, DeLauro Call for End to Raids, Humane Treatment of Refugees
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) were joined by thirty Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Loretta Lynch reiterating concerns about due process and the safety of recently deported Central American families. The letter points out that many of the families may require special accommodation, given that a high percentage of Central American families suffer from depression and/or p... Read more

  • Polis Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Review DAPA/DACA+
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement today following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review the Appeals Court decision that halted the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “The Supreme Court’s decision is a promising step for millions of hardworking Americans, many of whom were brought here as kids and know no o... Read more

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