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Feb. 16, 2024: An immigration discussion you won’t hear in Congress… yet

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People, many of whom are looking for help with immigration issues, sit with attorneys and volunteers at a free legal clinic hosted by the Colorado Lawyers Committee and Centro San Juan Diego at Centro’s church in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Feb. 7, 2024.

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There’s a totally different way the U.S. could handle immigration. It’s not something you’ll hear talked about in Congress these days. But in a new book, "Welcome the Wretched," a Colorado legal scholar argues it would fix the current situation, which overwhelms cities and nonprofits. And, says author César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, it would help the U.S. economy and set the country up for success in other ways, too.