Immigrant Heritage Month This Year Comes As DACA Protections Face Court Challenge

(Motus Theater monologists Armando Peniche and Victor Galvan at the Buell Media Center)

The state legislature passed a measure this session to prohibit state and local governments within Colorado from participating in the immigrant detention industry as a business partner or subcontractor. Governor Jared Polis signed HB 1100 this week.

While this new law may provide a measure of relief to undocumented or temporarily authorized immigrants residing in Colorado, lawmakers in other states are challenging hard-won gains. That includes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Saturday evening at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, DACA recipients with Motus Theater’s UndocuAmerica monologues project will share their personal stories along with a live musical performance by the ReMINDers. The event is part of the City of Boulder’s commemorations of Immigrant Heritage Month.

News Director Shannon Young recently spoke with monologists Armando Peniche and Victor Galvan about their experiences with DACA status.

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