- Nov 27:
- DA wants recount of November election
- Nov 26:
- Más difícil que nuevo Congreso logre pactos en Estados Unidos
- Nov 16:
- Médico demócrata gana a republicano en California
- Justice official: Register voters automatically
- Nov 14:
- Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes
- Nov 12:
- Elecciones reflejan cambio del rostro de EEUU
- Nov 10:
- Face of US changing; elections to look different
- Celebridades latinas festejan el triunfo de Obama
- Nov 9:
- With burgeoning political clout, Latinos press agenda
- Nov 7:
- Pot votes in 2 states challenge U.S. drug war
- Tras reelección, Obama enfrenta tareas urgentes
- EEUU vota sobre bodas gay, marihuana e inmigración
- Hickenlooper reaching out to feds on Colorado marijuana legalization
- Colorado attorney general Suthers says he will respect marijuana measure
- Latinos nacidos en Commerce City llegan a la legislatura estatal
- Sondeo: Obama mantiene voto hispano
- Obama gana la reelección
- Colorado voters support Obama, recreational pot
- Nov 6:
- Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy
- Obama takes commanding lead
- Colorado measure legalizing marijuana passes
- Projection: Obama wins Colorado
- Tea party darling Cruz wins Texas' US Senate race
- Senado tiene tres latinos por primera vez
- Polis wins third term in the traditionally Democratic 2nd district
- A qué prestarle atención en el Día de las Elecciones en Colorado
- Hispanos salen a votar con la esperanza de hacerse escuchar
- Election Day voting begins in swing state Colorado
- Evalúan desempeño de jueces sujetos a retención por votación
- Thousands of Colorado mail ballots rejected for signature issues
- What to watch for on Election Day in Colorado
- Nov 5:
- Obama leads; Romney with chance in electoral race
- Nov 1:
- Joe Miklosi: Vows to hold fast to his desire to 'serve the people'
- Mike Coffman: Aurora roots 'play to my strengths'
- Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues
- Oct 31:
- Hispanos desencantados con los republicanos
- Volunteers a personal touch to campaigns
- Oct 25:
- Eliseo Medina: Latinos we need to turn out to vote
- Oct 24:
- Obama immigration stance locks in Hispanic support
- Oct 19:
- Obama y Romney pasan a las risas en la cena
- Oct 17:
- Healthcare law still a divisive matter
- Oct 15:
- Craig Romney: Debemos ganar respeto de hispanos
- Oct 11:
- Inmigración: Punto importante en campaña presidencial
- Oct 10:
- Ninguno de los candidatos deslumbró a los latinos
- Ninguno de los candidatos deslumbró a los latinos
- Obama looks to regroup Romney appears confident
- Oct 5:
- Jobs report gives Obama much-needed boost
- Romney se mueve hacia el centro
- Oct 4:
- Social media renders rapid judgment on debate
- Study shows Colorado Latinos are concerned about education
- Oct 3:
- Mitt Romney comes on strong against President Obama in University of Denver Debate
- Sep 28:
- Obama habla de empleo y Romney de seguridad
- Colorado GOP fires voter registration firm after fraud allegations
- Sep 25:
- El campus de la Universidad de Denver se prepara para el primer debate presidencial
- Sep 24:
- Republicans look for voter fraud, find little
- Republicanos buscan fraude electoral; hallan poco
- Romney intenta pasar página después de dura semana
- Romney refocuses on the economy at Jefferson County rally
- Sep 21:
- Obama: Medicare y Seguro Social no son "dádivas"
- Ramos decidido a "desenmascarar" a candidatos
- Romney plans Pueblo rally Monday after Jefferson County on Sunday
- Sep 20:
- Romney dice que no ordenará redadas de inmigrantes
- Foro hispano centra campaña electoral en EEUU
- Obama: Mayor fracaso, falta de reforma migratoria
- Sep 17:
- Romney y Obama intensifican contienda electoral
- Mitt Romney secret video: Nearly half 'believe they are victims'
- Sep 16:
- Pueblo airport plane crash cancels Romney rally, Obama event
- Sep 14:
- Obama tied with Romney in Colorado in Denver Post poll
- Biden: Hispanos serán principal fuerza política
- Sep 12:
- In Golden, Obama vows "no act of terror will go unpunished"
- Obama addresses terror attack to fight for middle class in Jefferson County
- Sep 11:
- NCLR registra a miles de votantes hispanos en Colorado
- Aug 30:
- Obama-Biden 35 puntos sobre Romney-Ryan
- Aug 29:
- President Obama to hold campaign event in Boulder
- CU analysis: Romney wins presidency because of economy
- 88% of challenged Colorado voters are U.S. citizens, check shows
- Hispanos, una gran fuerza sin voz en el gobierno
- Hispanic voters projected to make up 8% of Colorado electorate
Illegal immigration is a decades-old problem. With an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living, and in many cases working, in the U.S. the question remains: What do we do with them? And how do we stop more people from coming? Lax enforcement potentially leads to more illegal immigrants competing with U.S. citizens for jobs and some social services. But a too-tight policy could mean farmers and others in industries that rely on the cheaper labor of undocumented immigrants are left begging for workers, passing higher costs on to consumers or going out of business altogether.
Where they stand:
President Barack Obama has pushed for the DREAM Act, a path to citizenship for many young undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children. Efforts to pass the bill have repeatedly failed, most notably in 2010 when it stalled in a Democratic-led Senate after failing to win the 60 votes it needed to proceed to a full vote. Five Democrats voted against the measure. In June, Obama announced a plan to delay deportations for many undocumented immigrants who would have benefited from the DREAM Act for up to two years and let them get work permits.
Mitt Romney has said that as president he would veto the DREAM Act should it ever cross his desk. He told The Denver Post that he would honor work permits for those immigrants who benefit from Obama's new policy and promised to put a comprehensive immigration plan into place before those permits expire.
He favors completing a towering steel fence along the Mexican border, in addition to the 650 miles already constructed, and opposes letting undocumented immigrant students pay in-state tuition at state universities.
Why it matters:
Illegal immigration has slowed in recent years, with the Border Patrol recently recording the fewest arrests in almost 40 years. But many people worry that the Mexican border, the most popular crossing point for newly arriving undocumented immigrants, still isn't secure.
In the last several years, the government has spent billions building a fence, doubling the number of Border Patrol agents and adding a slew of high-tech gadgets to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. The numbers tell a compelling story: In the last budget year, the Border Patrol arrested about 327,000 people at the Mexican border. In 2006, agents made more than 1 million such arrests.
Obama's administration also deported a record number of people last year, nearly 400,000. The government has been shifting its focus to finding and deporting criminal immigrants and those who otherwise pose a threat to national security.
There's room for debate about what has led to the steep drop in arrests; it's quite clear the struggling economy has made it less attractive to enter the U.S. Still, Republicans insist any illegal crossings are too many. And there's broad agreement that the border should be more secure.
As for undocumented immigrants already in the country, there's no easy answer.
In 1986, under President Ronald Reagan, Congress approved an amnesty that granted millions of immigrants legal status while also changing the law to make it illegal to hire immigrants without papers.
Hiring has continued in many sectors, notably farming. And some lawmakers worry that agriculture would sink if there were an aggressive effort to verify that all farmworkers could legally work in the U.S.
Various overhauls of immigration policy have been proposed since the early 2000s. But the debate often boils down to Republicans wanting the border secure before anything else, and Democrats pushing for that security and for a path to legalization at once. The result has been a legislative stalemate.