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Immigration

Ask The Indy: What we know about the GEO Group and its Aurora ICE...

It's been a hot summer for GEO Group, the Florida-based company that owns and operates the Aurora ICE Processing Center.  Hundreds of people protested outside...
Idrissa Camara, an aide at a Pueblo home for disabled people, volunteered for solitary confinement at the Aurora detention center. The experience, he says, brought him close to ending his life. Photo by Bryan Kelsen

GEO-run Aurora ICE Detention Center is isolating immigrants – some mentally ill – in...

The former ICE detainee agreed to talk under one condition: That he be called “Elvis.” The Salvadoran with a pompadour and an “I’d rather be...
Portrait of Jeanette Vizguerra, Sanctuary for All. (Photo courtesy of Dave Russell, Buffalo Heart Images)

Guest Post: Our moral imperative to stand up to GEO Group We make these...

Given the U.S government’s increasing criminal disregard for the human rights of immigrants, we the members of Sanctuary for All Colorado applaud the congressional...
Outside the Aurora ICE Processing Center, an upside down American Flag, which is the signal for distress, is displayed over someones shoulder. (Photo by Cullen Lobe for The Colorado Independent)

ICE: 34 immigrants arrested this month in Colorado, Wyoming will be deported The agency...

Earlier this summer, President Donald Trump threatened “millions” of undocumented immigrants would be arrested in a crackdown in cities across the nation, including Denver.  In...

Colorado PERA members helping support private prisons, immigration detention centers There is some recent...

The roughly 600,000 Coloradans who pay into the state retirement fund for public employees are, in a small way, helping to support the private...

For Colorado immigrants, an extraordinary moment of dread and empowerment “This isn’t the first...

The good news for Coloradans fearing deportation is that, after the federal government promised Denver would be targeted as part of nationwide raids and...

Photos: Massive crowd rallies at ICE detention center in Aurora More than 1,000 were...

Editor's note: This photo story has been updated with statements from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and the Boulder County Democratic Socialists of America.  Hundreds...

Ask the Indy: How can I help refugees and immigrants living in Colorado?

Indy reader Carol Kreck, a retired reporter from the Denver Post and a longtime Denver resident, posed a question to Ask the Indy: How...
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.)

The growing movement to force change at Aurora’s troubled ICE detention center Elected officials...

In recent months, a steady beat of complaints and official reports have painted a picture of dehumanizing, and, at times, dangerous conditions within the...
Jorge Zaldivar, 42, crossed the border illegally 22 years ago. He keeps at the ready a blue backpack filled with emergency supplies, including a phone charger, deodorant, toothbrush, a list of medication he needs to treat his diabetes, and a family photo should the day come that ICE officers arrest him. (Photo by Alex Burness)

The Indy 500: On immigration, the argument of the heart already may be lost

If you haven’t read Alex Burness’s story on Christina and Jorge Zaldivar, I urge you to take a moment and do so. It presents,...