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Inmigrantes expresan que su temor es real

Article CAIRCO note: 
If you prefer to read about Illegal Aliens and DACA in English, here: "Fear is real, immigrants say at forum"
Article author: 
Ryan Summerlin
Article publisher: 
Post Independent
Article date: 
September 26, 2017
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

Immigrants and local educators Tuesday described an atmosphere of fear in the immigrant community at the Post Independent's third Common Ground forum of 2017, while calling for a national immigration policy that meets Garfield County's economic needs ...

Junior Ortega, a Garfield County employee and a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was among the panelists. ...

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition has set up a hot line for immigrants to report crimes, and Ortega said a lot of callers are people who got a simple traffic ticket and want to know if it's safe to go pay it. They ask, "If I go pay it, will ICE be there?" said Ortega, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "That's the fear that we're talking about ...

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Inmigrantes expresan que su temor es real

September 27, 2017 —Inmigrantes y educadores locales describieron el martes una atmósfera de temor en la comunidad de inmigrantes en el tercer foro para acuerdos comunes sobre temas de inmigración del Post Independent 2017, al tiempo que reclaman una política nacional de inmigración que satisfaga las necesidades económicas […]

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