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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet speaks as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York looks on during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

5 takeaways: Hickenlooper and Bennet on the 2020 debate stage Recapping the biggest night...

Tens of millions of Americans fixed their attention Wednesday and Thursday nights on 20 Democratic candidates for president, debating for the first time on...
The Supreme Court of the United States. On June 27, 2019, the court issued a highly anticipated ruling on partisan gerrymandering and sent a question about whether the Trump administration can ask people their citizenship status in the 2020 census back to lower courts. (Photo by NCinDC via Flickr: Creative Commons)

U.S. Supreme Court delays citizenship question on census, refuses to tackle partisan gerrymandering

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued two of its most-anticipated rulings of this term, delaying the addition of a citizenship to...
Protesters line up outside the ICE detention center for immigrants in Aurora Friday at the No More Deaths/No Más Muertes demonstration. (Photo by Grace Carson.)

Denver immigrant groups blast Sunday ICE raids as ‘terror’ tactic

Reports that Denver will be targeted in a national immigration crackdown on Sunday were met with anger, skepticism, defiance and fear Friday. “This is a...
The ICE detention facility in Aurora is the subject of a scathing government review. Photo by Alex Burness

Government report finds rights violations at Colorado ICE detention center

The private prison company that runs the immigrant detention center in Aurora is violating detainee rights and federal standards by denying outdoor recreation time,...

Colorado ICE detainee alleges mistreatment, denial of medical care He alleges that an officer...

A man being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Aurora detention center said an officer there slammed a door on his hand,...
Armando Peniche Rosales

Guest Post: A DACA librarian is not a threat to America

I’ve always loved libraries. When my parents first brought me to Denver from southern Mexico when I was nine years old, the city’s libraries...
"Immigration Rally DC" by Holley St. Germain via Flickr: Creative Commons

New poll finds most Coloradans support citizenship for Dreamers

More than seven in 10 Coloradans say they support legislation offering citizenship to Dreamers and those with temporary protected status, according to a recent...
"Immigration Rally DC" by Holley St. Germain via Flickr: Creative Commons

Guest Post: Gov. Polis’s refusal to protect Colorado’s immigrants creates fear, not hope

As a mother of two young boys, I am daily finding ways to help them grow into strong human beings, seeking justice, loving mercy,...
Condemning the federal government's practice of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, about 200 attended a rally east of City Park on Thursday evening in Denver. Similar rallies were held on Thursday in Pueblo and Aurora.

Capitol review: 4 key immigrant bills passed, but a big one failed

Editor's note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on immigration. We...

Fearing Polis veto, lawmakers neuter bill meant to limit ICE’s reach in Colorado

No sweeping immigrant rights bill will be passed this year in Colorado, after all. Lawmakers still hope to pass something in the coming days, but...