CPR news story: Why Colorado’s Africans are a rising political force

By Africa Agenda on September 2, 2014

A deacon carries a cross during a celebration at Saint Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Aurora. Ethiopians make up the largest single nationality in Colorado's African community. Many settled in the state decades ago and say that as they've put down roots and raised children here, they've become increasingly politically involved - See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/why-colorados-africans-are-rising-political-force#.dpuf
CPR/ Nebiyu Asfaw

A deacon carries a cross during a celebration at Saint Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Aurora. Ethiopians make up the largest single nationality in Colorado’s African community. Many settled in the state decades ago and say that as they’ve put down roots and raised children here, they’ve become increasingly politically involved

On Tuesday, September 2, Colorado Public Radio (CPR), a National Public Radio(NPR) affiliate in Denver, broadcast a news story about the African immigrant community in Colorado. We thought it was interesting and like for you to check it out. The story includes talk about immigration, African business, the November elections etc.…

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African community challenged to take their health seriously

By George Bamu on April 28, 2013

Alok Sarwal
Africa Agenda

Johnny Johnson(M.D.) speaking during ALG Health Forum,  March 30.  Englewood, CO.

If the United States is a melting pot it is because of the diversity of immigrants in the country who come from the four corners of the globe. While this is the case, once in America, some immigrants face more challenges than others.

It is a disparity that is evident in the health care system and often times defines how and why some communities cope and survive better than others.

Within the health care bureaucracy,  it is not just differences in culture that Africans bring with them; it is also issues of “poverty, language, racism and education” which they confront while in America.…

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Denver Immigration Attorney explains “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”

By Atim Otii on October 12, 2012

[/media-credit] Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Many African immigrant families living in Colorado may benefit from the recent immigration law called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.

But what exactly is this new law and how can families take advantage of it. Here are some explanations:

The government through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), is presently making determinations called “prosecutorial discretion” on how to pursue enforcement of U.S. immigration laws against a particular individual.

This discretion can take many forms, such as whether to arrest or detain an individual, whether to send an individual to an immigration judge, or even whether to remove an individual if their case is unsuccessful. …

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