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Officials: Colorado’s election infrastructure not among 39 states’ reportedly hit by Russian cyber attack

This Feb. 3, 2012, file photo shows FBI headquarters in Washington. The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached the election systems of a pair of states. The Aug. 18, 2016, warning came just days after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hosted a call with secretaries of state and other state elections officials to talk about cybersecurity and the election infrastructure. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Colorado’s computerized voter system doesn’t appear to have been targeted by Russian hackers who penetrated systems in two states last summer and reportedly tried to access files in dozens of other states before last year’s election, officials with the Colorado secretary of state’s office said Tuesday.

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Weekes: Taxpayers footing millions in Colorado’s criminal alien sanctuary city policies

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Mayors in Boulder, Denver and Aurora have lately made pronouncements in defense of their “sanctuary city” policies of non-cooperation with federal immigration law enforcement. They are evidently unaware that the sanctuary era was given a death sentence by the Obama administration a full six months before President Trump’s January 25 executive order. Last July 6, […]

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Official: Some refugees still arriving in Colorado this week in wake of order

Afghan refugees (Courtesy European Refugee Agency)

State officials said an estimated 17 refugees should be arriving in Colorado by Thursday under President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. Seven refugees — from countries including Bhutan, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Afghanistan — were scheduled to arrive in the state Monday and Tuesday, officials with the Colorado Department […]

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Bennet, Gardner split over Trump’s immigration executive orders

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Colorado’s two senators had sharply different reactions to executive orders on immigration policy issued Wednesday by President Donald Trump. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, decried Trump’s directives, calling them divisive and dangerous, while his Republican colleague, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, offered a somewhat tepid embrace.

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Williams disappointed at DHS election systems classification

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has joined his peers across the country in expressing disappointment with the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to classify election systems as “critical infrastructure” without a promised collaboration process. A news release from Williams’ office said one concern is that the classification may give the federal government more control […]

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International entrepreneur rule for immigrants gains support from Colorado congressman

In this November 2015 photo provided by Western New Mexico University, student Grecia Rivas works in a computer lab on campus in Silver City, N.M. The school in recent months has launched an aggressive campaign aimed at attracting students like Rivas, high-achieving immigrants living in the country illegally but who have been granted temporary status under the Obama Administration. (Jay Hemphill/Western New Mexico University via AP)
A new immigration program is set to take effect early next year to encourage foreign-based startup companies to locate in the United States. Supporters of the “International Entrepreneur Rule” include Rep. Jared Polis (D-Boulder), who says the rule will bring new jobs and income to Americans. Polis has been a strong advocate of immigration reform. […]

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