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Tag Archives: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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

Who gets to stay? Who has to leave? Deportation under Obama and Trump

In 2009, before Colorado repealed its controversial “show me your papers” law, Jeanette Vizguerra was pulled over on her way to work for driving with […]...

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February 18, 2017 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Luck of the law: CO sheriff’s policies on reporting to ICE are all over the map

For years, any time Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked, sheriffs across Colorado held suspected undocumented immigrants for up to two business days beyond their release […]...

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February 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ICE announces reforms to controversial Secure Commnities program

John Morton, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (aka ICE), announced Friday changes to the embattled immigration-enforcement program Secure Communities, which allows local law enforcement agencies to check the fingerprints of people they arrest with FBI and Department of Homeland...

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June 20, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
ICE misses deadline for report on allegations of racial profiling and abuse by agents

ICE misses deadline for report on allegations of racial profiling and abuse by agents

In April U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton met with community groups in Detroit, promising to investigate reports of racial profiling and abuse by agents in the Detroit field office and issue a report within 30 days. This...

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June 2, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Top Stories
Report finds immigration detainee legal rights widely neglected

Report finds immigration detainee legal rights widely neglected

The rights of detainees held on immigration charges are neglected, including fundamental rights like the right to legal counsel. Although a network of organizations has […]...

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September 14, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Vital undocumented workers victims of wage theft, shifting laws

Vital undocumented workers victims of wage theft, shifting laws

Jacinta Gonzalez, an organizer with the Congress of Day Laborers in New Orleans, tells a story about the abuse of workers rebuilding the city after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. She once met a man who went to his employer’s...

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September 1, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories, Uncategorized
Detainee details time in ICE subfield office ‘black site’

Detainee details time in ICE subfield office ‘black site’

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokespeople balked at questions posed by the Colorado Independent in January about the roughly nine ICE "substation" holding facilities located throughout the state. They downplayed concerns about rights violations and about detainees disappearing for hours...

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July 7, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Apparent immigration detention abuses spark calls in Colorado for reform

Apparent immigration detention abuses spark calls in Colorado for reform

The detention policies of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Colorado and the network of facilities that has grown here in the last few years are drawing increasing attention among local lawmakers and human rights organizations. Critics of the...

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January 25, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Report of ‘secret’ immigration detention centers raises rights concerns

Report of ‘secret’ immigration detention centers raises rights concerns

According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Detention and Removal website, the federal agency has only one center for detention in Colorado, a privately owned facility located in Aurora. The website doesn't mention that the agency may...

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December 29, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]

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