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Rep. DeGette Discusses Immigration Reform at DU

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Jon Stone

Media Relations Manager

Jon Stone


Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette visited the University of Denver campus Wednesday morning to discuss immigration reform. The event was organized by, a bipartisan group started by leaders in the tech and business communities to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy. The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science hosted the meeting on the Innovation Floor.

Business leaders from several Colorado companies — including Western Union, Colorado Farm Bureau, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Green Valley Ranch Golf Club — participated in the Colorado Business Roundtable. It was an opportunity for business leaders to discuss with Rep. DeGette the legislation they believe would strengthen the economy and allow businesses to grow and thrive in Colorado. JB Holston, dean of the Ritchie School, discussed the impact of recent immigration policies on the University. is an advocate for commonsense immigration reform. The organization is calling for securing U.S. borders, modernizing the visa system and providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people. Approximately one in 10 Coloradans are immigrants, and immigrant-owned businesses in the state generate $1.2 billion in annual income.