It’s looking less and less likely that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will pass immigration legislation before the end of the year.
Advocates for reform are, nevertheless, continuing to lobby and Colorado is a key focus of their efforts.
Activists have been pressuring Republican congressmen Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner to back an overhaul.
One of the big questions: whether kids who were brought to the U.S. by their parents illegally should be allowed to stay.
Our series Voices on Immigration, continues with the story of Alex Alvarado.
Alvarado came to the U.S. when he was two years old and now is a junior in college.
He currently has deferred action status, which is the Obama Administration's provision that gives youth like Alex and other kids who were brought to the U.S. by their parents a two-year reprieve from deportation to study or work in the country.