Tag Archives: Ice

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

Short take: Littwin on the plight of Dreamers and why Trump rejected his wall

The Democrats caved. They were ready to give Donald Trump his $25 billion ransom for his wall if he would free the 2 million or […]...

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February 16, 2018 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

Littwin: Shutting down DACA would be an entirely Trump-made disaster

Here’s a guess. Even Donald Trump knows that shutting down the DACA program, as he’s strongly hinted he would, would be a disaster, both personal […]...

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September 1, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Small towns are the place to challenge immigration policy

This month, Rosa Sabido, a 53-year old woman of “impeccable character,” became the 11th person nationwide currently in sanctuary in a church. The other churches […]...

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July 13, 2017 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

In Colorado, Trump administration’s move to keep DACA for immigrants brings relief, frustration, and determination

Immigrants rights and advocacy groups in Colorado say they are hesitantly hopeful following the Trump administration’s decision to keep a program that protects some younger immigrants from deportation. Department […]...

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June 16, 2017 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper just pardoned Lima-Marin, the Cuban immigrant picked up by ICE

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, today pardoned Rene Lima-Marin, the Cuban immigrant who was detained by immigration officials as he was released from prison Wednesday […]...

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May 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Jailed, mistakenly released, and jailed once again, a judge finally set him free. ICE was waiting.

  The family of Cuban immigrant Rene Lima-Marin expected to celebrate his release from prison Wednesday, but instead learned that he had been turned over […]...

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May 17, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Jeanette Vizguerra granted stay of removal, will leave sanctuary

Undocumented immigrant and longtime Denver resident Jeanette Vizguerra has been granted a stay of removal from deportation until March 15, 2019. Vizguerra, who is originally […]...

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May 12, 2017 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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MEDIA: Bloodbath at The Denver Post— what can be done?

On Wednesday, Denver Post journalists learned the budget ax would fall hard on their newsroom cutting deeper than previous layoffs and splintering roughly a third of their […]

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