Gloria - Morgan County

Gloria - Morgan County

“To me, Fort Morgan is home. We welcome people, of all color and race. It doesn’t matter where you are from or how old you are — if you come to Fort Morgan, you feel welcomed.”
— Gloria, Morgan County

Gloria arrived in the U.S. from Mexico when she was four, and settled in Fort Morgan when she was twelve. She owns La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, where they make all their speciality popsicles in house (her favorite is the rice flavor). Behind Aurora, Fort Morgan is the second most diverse county in Colorado. Gloria said when she decided to open her business, which sells traditional Mexican snacks in addition to ice cream and homemade popsicles, they were unsure how the community would respond. “At first it was kind of scary,” Gloria said. “But after we opened up, and people started coming in, … they took to us right away. Our community is awesome, and if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here today.” In a time of great anxiety for immigrants nationally, Gloria’s story speaks to how a community can band together to support everyone.

As Attorney General, I will treat immigrants with the welcoming spirit that Gloria speaks of and support small business owners like Gloria across the state. My own family came here as immigrants, and we know firsthand how much America owes to its welcoming attitude towards those who come here seeking a better life. I am committed to protecting the DREAMers, standing up against injustices against immigrants (including separating families at the border), and supporting local governments’ and defending them against efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to commandeer them.