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Bill that would expand rights for undocumented farm laborers gets boost from Colorado ag worker

Lulu Guerrero wakes up at her home in Wiggins, sometimes as early as 3 a.m., to get out to the farm fields that spread across Weld County in every direction and start her days planting and harvesting watermelons, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and pumpkins.

Guerrero, who illegally entered the United States nearly 20 years ago and has worked in Colorado’s $41 billion a year agricultural industry ever since, lives in constant worry about her future and that of the hundreds of thousands of other immigrant farm workers who labor in America’s farm fields.

“We were called essential during the pandemic — all we want is the opportunity to get out of the shadows and stay in the country,” she said through a translator on the phone last week.

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Mike Pence says voters want new leadership

Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that voters are “looking for new leadership” following the disappointing midterm elections for Republicans, who are now openly debating whether his onetime boss, Donald Trump, should maintain a leading role in the party.

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Republicans win back control of House with narrow majority

Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Joe Biden’s agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for GOP leaders and complicate the party’s ability to govern.

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