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Immigration:

ACLU gets ‘class action’ status in ICE lawsuit against El Paso County sheriff

A lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado challenging the way the El Paso County Sheriff works with federal immigration officials and people […]...

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May 1, 2018 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

CO Supreme Court denies El Paso sheriff’s appeal in ICE detainer case

The Colorado Supreme Court has denied the El Paso County Sheriff’s appeal of an order demanding that he stop detaining inmates for immigration authorities. Sheriff […]...

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April 12, 2018 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Anti-immigration policies linked to poorer health, new report says

Increased fear and “toxic stress” are preventing many undocumented immigrants from seeking adequate healthcare, negatively affecting both individual and public health, a new report finds. […]...

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March 21, 2018 Health, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West

This story is the first in a series that examines a community grappling with uncertainties around immigration in one of Colorado’s poorest rural counties. Before […]...

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March 19, 2018 High Country News, Immigration, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

ACLU suit accuses El Paso County sheriff of illegally detaining prisoners for ICE

The ACLU of Colorado on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, accusing him of illegally detaining prisoners at […]...

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February 27, 2018 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Guest Post: ICE’s modern-day reign of terror

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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February 1, 2018 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

Denver DA joins challenge to Justice Department’s effort to push cities to cooperate with immigration enforcement

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has joined nearly three dozen current and former law enforcement officials across the country who are seeking to stop the […]...

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January 30, 2018 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West

For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, […]...

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January 22, 2018 High Country News, Immigration, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Guest Post (with photos): From Haiti to Aurora and back

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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January 11, 2018 Guest Posts, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

How one word bound together a classroom of Denver high school students learning a new language — and a new country

This is an excerpt from the new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom,” by Denver journalist and author Helen […]...

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November 16, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]

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