ICE Strikes Again

According to reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently conducted raids in over 63 locations across the nation and in 18 states. Colorado has been reportedly included in the sweep.

Officials with ICE will be holding a press conference, and said they will not give out any information until after the conference.

More information can be found here and here.

Colorado Confidential will continue to keep you updated.


Update:

Here is a statement from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Update:

In a press conference held in Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S. ICE discussed the raids alongside the IRS. Here is the press release from ICE.

Also, here is a map of the raid targets.

Update: From the AP:

CBS 4 News quoted local federal officials as saying the raids took place at the ESPN Zone in downtown Denver along with the two Dave and Busters locations in the metro area; one in Westminster and the other at Colorado Blvd. and Interstate 25. It is not known how many people were taken into custody during the raids in Denver.

Update:

According to Christine Baum, a spokeswoman for ESPN Zone, Denver’s ESPN Zone was raided. Baum says all suspect employees were not ESPN Zone employees, but were RCI employees. She also confirmed that ESPN Zone will no longer be conducting business with RCI.

Update:

A spokesman with Hard Rock Caf

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at erosa@www.coloradoindependent.com.

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