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After Congress ends shutdown, immigration activists turn up the heat on Colorado lawmakers - The Denver Post

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January 23, 2018  |  The Denver Post  |  Link to article

"Several activist groups took aim at the two lawmakers after they voted to end a three-day government shutdown that many advocates saw as their best chance to force action on immigration reform — particularly for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants sometimes called Dreamers, who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

'A number of Democrats and Republicans stood with Dreamers and did not back down today,' Nicole Melaku, executive director of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, said in a statement. 'I am deeply disappointed and outraged that Senator Gardner and Senator Bennet were not among those legislators...'

'We have a pathway toward a legislative debate at least about this — which we did not have before we went into the weekend,' [Senator Michael] Bennet said in an interview. It is 'not a tremendously improved situation, but it’s modestly improved.'

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