Team Health Care: Public Charge, Healthcare, and the Impact on the State of Colorado

Project Title: Public Charge, Healthcare, and the Impact on the State of Colorado

Project Authors & Collaborators: Julie Tran, Sam Colvett, Anayeli Mendoza, Robin Burke

Project Description: Investigation about the public charge rule change. There are three multimedia elements to this, see below.

Video 1

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Data Sources Used:

Relevant Social URLs: Ayuda Colorado on Facebook


Team Chalkbeat: SOLO: Unaccompanied Children Immigrating to the United States

Project Title: SOLO: Unaccompanied Children Immigrating to the U.S.

Authors Yesenia Robles, Hannah Brown, Jessie Kriebel, Kaley LaQuea

Project Description Our project is an explainer of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. including where they’re coming from and what their journey prior to placement with a sponsor looks like. We looked at available data on unaccompanied children statewide and by Colorado county.

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Team KUNC: Road to Colorado

Project Title: Road to Colorado

Project Authors & Collaborators: Esther Honig, Jackie Hai, Lauren Irwin, Grace Ganz, Sasha Shadrina, Jennifer Kempf

Project Description: In the debate over immigration policy, a commonly heard refrain is the demand for migrants to “get in line” or enter the U.S. “the right way.” But in recent years the path to legal immigration has become increasingly narrow, especially for those who live in countries fraught with poverty, violence and political instability.

Permanent Project URL:

Relevant URLs: @KUNC twitter

Data Sources Used:,,,%20Asylum,%20and%20Int’l%20Ops/USRAP_FlowChart.pdf,,,,

Team Migrant Histories and Narratives: An Immigrant’s Journey

Project Title: An Immigrant’s Journey

Project Authors and Collaborators: Valeria Fugate, Dennise Solis, Kate Crowe, Nishat Hossain, Mike Clifford

Project Description: A flowchart depicting the complicated process and hard decisions an immigrant makes on their way to the United States. 

Data Sources: & Valeria Fugate




Team Climate Change: Global Climate Related Displacement Events & Migration to the United States

Project Title: Global Climate Related Displacement Events & Migration to the United States

Project Authors and Collaborators Anshul Dabas, Noreen Shams, Hridith Sudev, Helaina Orn, Christof D-H, Sam Koebrich, Sarah Craig

Project Description The project deals with finding insights about migration from top climatic hazards countries in last 10 years to USA by using various data visualizations techniques by using python.

Data & Sources github data provided by Migra Hack, Census Data, U.N. Data
migrahack/refugees/AP_refugee data/co_annual_refugee_data.csv

Team DACA: DACA – Exploring Alternatives

Project Title DACA – Exploring Alternatives

Project Authors and Collaborators Isaac Vargas, Hadley Sutter, Emma Finch, Tali Linton

Project Description As the uncertainty of DACA looms, we are looking at the alternatives to citizenship for DACA eligible youth. 

Data and Sources Used,,,

Social and other platforms

Team Public Schools (AKA The Breakfast Club): Barriers to Education in The Colorado Immigrant Community

Project Title: Barriers to Education in The Colorado Immigrant Community

  • Project Authors and Collaborators: Alessandra Brunton, Dr. Johnny C. Ramirez, Maggie Benn, Norbert Peyfuss
  • Project Description An infographic describing the barriers that immigrant youth experience when going though the educational process.

Link to Project:

Data and Sources Used:

  • 2018 Kids Count in Colorado! Colorado Children’s Campaign, 2018.

Team Colorado Sun: Colorado’s Immigrant Economy

Project Title: Colorado’s Immigrant Economy
Project Authors and Collaborators
Eric Lubbers, Tony Medrano, Jessica Silva, Jose Vasquez-Zarate, Erin McIntyre, Kailyn Lamb, Nina Petrovic
Project Description
Our team focused on answering the question of how the population of immigrants shifted over time, and how rural economies are boosted and sustained by immigrant employees. We focused on looking at four rural counties: Eagle, Pitkin, San Miguel, and Yuma to see what percentage of immigrants live there, what percentage are in the work force, and what industries they are in.
Data and Sources Used
US Census Bureau, Data, Migration Policy Center,
Social and other platforms
: Please visit @ColoradoSun on Twitter.

Team Entravision: Moving US Forward

Project Authors and Collaborators: Francisco Cabral, Priscilla Cabral, Ally Brassette, Alyson Edelstein, Savannah Wadstrom, Jennifer Anclien, Erika Maldonado

Project Description: Moving US forward is a research effort to study the implications of SB-251 driver’s licenses (for immigrants who cannot prove lawful presence or can only prove temporary lawful presence). We studied macro-level effects in different aspects of public health and safety. As well as individual testimonies of SB-251 license recipients and activists. Since Colorado started implementing this program in 2014, it has become a model for other states that are following suit.

Link to Project

Data and Sources: Census data, Colorado Health Institute surveys, google search data, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network data,,,,,

Separated: Unaccompanied Children in Colorado

Team CPR

Project Authors and Collaborators: Areeb Albayaydeh, Chuck Murphy, Allison Sherry, Kareem Eldamanhoury, Kevin Beaty, Victoria Valenzuela, Natalia Navarro

Project Description: Infographic on “Unaccompanied Alien Children” in Colorado. Key takeaway: 216% growth in Colorado of children released to sponsors. See infographic below for complete coverage.

Data and Sources:;; and Human Services, USCIS, Colorado Department of Human Services, Lutheran Family Services, U.S. Department of Justice