U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • 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 Articles 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

  • Polis, Torres, Jayapal, Cárdenas, officially launch the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce (SAINT)
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., along with Norma Torres, D-Calif., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., announced the start of the Saved by American Immigrants National Taskforce (SAINT). The taskforce will collect and share stories of documented and undocumented immigrants who have positively contributed to U.S. society through heroic or lifesaving acts. The official launch of SAINT comes on the same day that the Trump administration announced the opening of the ... Read more

  • HuffPost Op-Ed: Do you know a SAINT?
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    I am heartbroken that President Trump is opening an office today to promote fear, while demonizing and criminalizing immigrant communities. His Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office will spew propaganda and ‘alternative facts’ by highlighting crimes committed by immigrants, as opposed to equally harmful crimes committed by U.S. citizens. It is a wasteful use of taxpayer resources that will manipulate law enforcement data in an attempt to play on fears and anxieties. That is why... Read more

  • Polis introduces bill that requires warrants to search Americans’ digital devices at the border
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Science & Technology

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. -- along with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; and Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas -- introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act, a bill to ensure Americans are not forced to endure indiscriminate and suspicionless searches of their phones, laptops and other digital devices just to cross the border. The bipartisan, bicameral bill shuts down a legal “Bermuda Triangle” that currently allows law enforcement agencies to search Americans’ phone... Read more

  • 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 statement on Trump’s executive order targeting Muslims
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s executive orders that will temporarily ban entries from several Muslim countries, and severely restrict all refugees from entering the U.S. “Turning our backs on some of the most vulnerable populations throughout the world because of their religion is contrary to our values, and will only serve to further divide us as a nation,” Polis said. “President Trump does not have the mandate... Read more

  • Polis statement on Trump’s immigration executive actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive actions to build a wall along the United States - Mexico border and invoke punitive measures to block federal funding from sanctuary cities. “Asking American taxpayers to pay billions of dollars for a fence along our southern border will not do anything to fix our broken immigration system,” said Polis. “Further, holding cities hostage by threatening to cut federal funding places an unfunded ... Read more

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  • Polis statement on Melecio Andazola-Morales case

    October 16, 2017

    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 s...

  • Polis reaches across the aisle to ban the manufacture, sale, and use of bump-stocks

    October 10, 2017

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., signed on to bipartisan legislation today that would ban the manufacture, sale, and use of bump stocks and other similar devices used to convert firearms into illegal automatic weapons, moving forward on promises he made af...

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