Immigrant and Refugees

Office of New Americans Will Help Immigrant and Refugee Integration & Colorado’s Economy

For Immediate Release | June 28, 2021 DENVER - Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 21-1150 on June 25, 2021, creating an Office of New Americans in Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment, expanding work done by the New American…
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Haile Degena found Denver and made his fortune

Haile Degena taught math and English to refugees when he lived in Sudan. Originally from an area that’s now called Eritrea, he didn’t really consider teaching when he moved to the United States in 1986.
Front line worker

Tracking Coronavirus As It Spreads Through Latino Communities In Telluride Exposes Health Care Inequities

Early in the pandemic, Ximena Rebolledo León, a registered nurse at Telluride Regional Medical Center in southwestern Colorado, needed to find everyone who’d been in contact with a sick Latino worker whose boss had told him he would lose…
Nga Vuong-Sandoval Mural

Detour has a new mural welcoming refugees and immigrants. Here’s where to find it

It’s in Five Points and it’s of Nga Vuong-Sandoval, a refugee who fled Vietnam with her family as a child — and who now advocates for the rights of other refugees and immigrants.
Two South Asian Women

Nov 19th – Energized By Kamala Harris’ Win, South Asian Coloradans Hope To Increase Representation In State And Local Politics, Too

Maha Mahalingam moved from South India to the United States in 1980 and began graduate school. She was only 22 at the time and eventually moved to Colorado, where she settled with her family in Aurora.
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Nov 17th – Aurora’s Iman Jodeh Makes History Becoming First Muslim Lawmaker In Colorado

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Iman Jodeh is ready to make the American dream a reality for all. She’s making history as the first Muslim lawmaker in the state of Colorado.

Nov 6th – Immigrant & Refugee Services

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