U.S. Representative Jared Polis

Immigration

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  • Polis, Beyer press Trump administration for answers about family reunification
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., and over 80 other members of Congress are demanding a meeting with several agencies to get answers about what is being done to reunify migrant children and parents. To date, over 2,000 migrant children remain separated, detained or in foster care all throughout the country. In a letter written to the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Justice, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Customs and Border Protection... Read more

  • Polis meets with immigrant mothers detained in Aurora who were separated from their children at the border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., visited with migrant mothers at the immigration detention facility in Aurora yesterday. The Trump administration separated the mothers from their young children at the southern border in May, and has detained them ever since, now in Colorado. “I spoke with three mothers, and through their tears, they described horrors that no parent should ever have to go through. They entered the U.S. seeking refuge, only to have our own governm... Read more

  • Polis demands answers about medical care at the Aurora Detention Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is raising questions about the privately-run immigrant detention facility in Aurora after a number of complaints described egregious and insufficient medical and mental health care at the facility. “President Trump’s deportation machine is completely reliant on private prisons, and the conditions within some of these facilities are shocking and unacceptable. Recent reports describe horrific lapses in medical care that have caused an unacceptable level of suffering and ... Read more

  • Polis: It’s past time for Congress to do its job and vote on a bill to protect Dreamers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., signed a “discharge petition” alongside 213 other Members of Congress to require an immediate vote on legislation to protect Dreamers. “The situation is dire. It is not hypothetical - 16,000 young people in Colorado and 700,000 nationwide are hanging in the grey zone with the possibility of being deported from the only country they know as home,” said Polis. “On both sides of the aisle, there are Members of Congress who want to protect Dreamers. Let’s get it done. It’s... Read more

  • Polis leads over 60 members of Congress demanding that DACA applications and renewals be processed swiftly
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., is leading over 60 members of Congress in demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) process initial requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that were filed prior to the Sept. 2017 termination - as well as all renewals filed since that date - as expeditiously as possible. Federal courts have recently stated that DHS must continue to process DACA renewal requests, but the timing of... Read more

  • Polis: The State of Union is strong because of the people who have defended progress tooth and nail [photos included]
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after the State of Union tonight: "Over the past year, we have witnessed President Trump attempt to roll back progress with his destructive actions. But we have also witnessed people across America - like Anarely and so many others - proudly stand up and defend progress. The people - who have defended progress tooth and nail - are why we can say the state of the union is strong,” said Polis. “Ever the optimist, I am hopeful that Congress ca... Read more

  • Polis champions bipartisan compromise for dreamers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sponsored the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act today, alongside dozens of other members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats. The USA Act, heralded as the bipartisan compromise for dreamers, moves forward the principles behind the Dream Act, providing a mechanism for young dreamers to attain legal residency for up to eight years. “The situation for dreamers is desperate and urgent, and requires Congress to set aside political games and collaborate now. From the... Read more

  • Polis statement on Melecio Andazola-Morales case
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, offered a statement of support for Melecio Andazola-Morales, a constituent, today. On Thursday, October 12, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Andazola-Morales while he was attending an interview to seek lawful permanent residency. ICE is holding him in detention in Aurora. “Another productive member of our community - a dedicated employee and a father of four U.S. citizen children – was detained aggressively, and torn from his family as the late... Read more

  • Polis calls on President Trump to extend DACA renewal deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., again called on President Trump to extend the arbitrary renewal deadline for 154,000 eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, which includes an estimated 2,500 – 4,000 Coloradans. “Today I am asking the president to show compassion and extend the renewal deadline. Please give eligible DACA recipients a fair opportunity to complete their paperwork,” said Polis. “This isn’t just politics, it’s the lives of approximately 700,000 aspiring American... Read more

  • Polis statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after news that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Today I am outraged that more than 17,000 Coloradans, who I consider my fellow Americans, got the news that their lives have dramatically altered by a callous and short-sighted decision of our president. By ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Trump has cast nearly one million aspiring American... Read more

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