Presidential primary candidates on US‑Mexico immigration reform

May 9, 2016

From the wall-rhetoric of Trump to the pro-DREAM Act promises of Clinton and Sanders, finding a "solution" to America's immigration problems has become the hot-button issue in the 2016 race for the White House.

A Visit from the Neighbors

May 9, 2016

Canadians have a much easier time crossing the border and becoming citizens than Mexicans do. Photo Credit: Peter Dutton via Wikimedia Commons A shout rang out: “I am not a criminal!” A door slams. A man is curled in a ball on the floor. A woman in the audience cries...

Incarcerating the Innocent

May 9, 2016

Call it 'detention' if you'd like, but immigrant advocates say detention centers feel and look more like prison In this investigative audio piece, CU News Corps’ David Cook examines detention centers used to house undocumented U.S. immigrants, like the facility in Aurora, Colorado. While few know of the conditions these...

Ethiopians in Colorado

May 9, 2016

Fasting-growing immigrant group in the U.S. has had a large presence in Colorado since the 1970s Stock image This story is told in a few paragraphs, a motion graphic, an audio story and an exhaustive timeline. Enjoy. Colorado is home to a large population of Ethiopian immigrants. Nearly 30,000 live...

Eastern dreams meet Western realities: Portraits of Bangladeshi immigrants

May 9, 2016

More than 277,000 immigrants from Bangladesh live in the United States. That number may grow if the country's 'descent into lawlessness' continues. Stock image In 1974, Kayes Ahmed got on a one-way flight out of Bangladesh to begin an indefinite self-imposed exile from the country he fought to free. All...

Mixed green (cards): Agriculture and immigration’s strained relationship

May 9, 2016

Large cutout paintings dot the landscape of farmland in the Salinas Valley. Photo by Debra Jane Seltzer ( ) In the fertile lands of central California lies the Salinas Valley , where 369,000 acres of land provide the country with $8.1 billion worth of fruits and vegetables annually. Nicknamed...

Immigration detention center gets certified as child care center

May 3, 2016

Russian man dies at San Diego ICE detention center, sixth detainee to die since October In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, elementary aged children talk about a short story in Spanish during a class at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained...

Updates from the European Refugee Crisis

April 29, 2016

The UN warns of growing xenophobia in Austria. UN chief secretary Ban Ki-Moon spoke to the Austrian parliament on Thursday, expressing his concerns to a newly passed bill that would allow Austria to reject all refugees and migrants at their border. Austria would have to declare a state of...

Presidential Primary Candidates on US‑Mexico Immigration Reform

April 27, 2016

U.S. Presidential Candidates on Immigration (May, 2016) ✓ indicates support ✗ indicates opposition ~ indicates ambiguity Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Donald J. Trump “The Wall” ✗ ✗ ✓ Increasing Deportations ✗ ✗ ✓ Amnesty ✓ ✓ ✗ Citizenship ✓ ✓ ~ Health Care ✓ ✓ ~ Expanding Legal Immigration ✓...

Bengali artists bring their culture to the Front Range

April 25, 2016

On a bright Sunday afternoon in late April, more than a dozen members of the “Colorado Literary and Cultural Society” gather at a clubhouse of a condo complex in Aurora. First things first, lunch is served: jasmine rice with chicken curry, egg masala, and traditional daal , or lentil soup...