DACA

Three months later: Recap on DACA support

Three months later: Recap on DACA support

After the initial shock and anger over the Trump administration’s proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, MSU Denver’s DACA students find reasons to be optimistic. The university has said it fully supports approximately 400 DACA students and has plenty of resources and tools to help students who qualify under the executive […]

Hats in ring, gubernatorial candidates debate

Hats in ring, gubernatorial candidates debate

Seven gubernatorial candidates made a play to stand out on Nov. 12 at St. Cajetan’s event center. A mix of businessmen, former politicians and civil servants debated Colorado politics during the three hour debate. The debate was hosted by a coalition of 13 different non profit and activist groups such as Together We Will Colorado […]

Auraria reflects on a year of President Trump

Auraria reflects on a year of President Trump

Nov. 8 marked one year since the country’s political fault lines split into deep fractures and President Trump was elected to office. Through activism and protest, most MSU Denver students are learning to cope with their frustration at the current political situation. “I have come to accept reality right now. I believe there’s really nothing […]

Panel assures DACA students of their safety

Panel assures DACA students of their safety

CORRECTION: The version of this story in the Sept. 13 issue of The Metropolitan contained inaccuracies. A quotation about immigration enforcement should have been attributed to Auraria Police Chief Michael Phibbs, not to Steven Lee, assistant director of the MSU Denver Counseling Center. Also, the CARE Team (Consultation, Assessment, Referral, Education) is a part of […]

Colorado pledges to protect DACA students

Colorado pledges to protect DACA students

Colorado’s legislators circled the wagons around the state’s undocumented youth after the Trump administration made moves to end their semi-legal status on Sept. 5. At a press conference held Sept. 1, Gov. John Hickenlooper, state House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran and state Rep. Dan Pabon said Colorado would do everything it could to protect those […]

Denver students show solidarity in walkout

Denver students show solidarity in walkout

On Sept. 5 over 2,500 students from 25 schools throughout the Denver Metro area gathered on the Tivoli quad to protest the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The protest was hosted by immigrant’s rights groups like the Colorado People’s Alliance and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition in response to the Trump […]

Photos: DACA Walk Out on Auraria Campus

Photos: DACA Walk Out on Auraria Campus

Today an estimated 2,500 students, staff and faculty of MSU Denver, CU Denver and Community College of Denver as well as several local high schools converged at the Auraria Campus to show their support of Dreamer students and the DACA program

GOP bill may affect DACA students

GOP bill may affect DACA students

The introduction of a new bill presented by state Rep. Dave Williams, R-Colorado Springs, has received varied reactions from politicians and Colorado residents. The Colorado Politician Accountability Act makes it a crime for elected officials to enact sanctuary policies. The term “sanctuary city” is a name given to cities that have adopted a policy of […]