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Immigration

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West

This story is the first in a series that examines a community grappling with uncertainties around immigration in one of Colorado’s poorest rural counties. Before...

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...

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...

Denver DA joins challenge to Justice Department’s effort to push cities to cooperate with...

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has joined nearly three dozen current and former law enforcement officials across the country who are seeking to stop...

What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West

For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth...

Guest Post (with photos): From Haiti to Aurora and back

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...

How one word bound together a classroom of Denver high school students learning a...

This is an excerpt from the new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom,” by Denver journalist and author...

Colorado DREAMer makes his case in Washington

This week, I had the unique opportunity to fly to Washington D.C. and join Dreamers from across the country to advocate for the Dream...

Griego: ‘Undocumented. Unafraid. Unapologetic.’ Denver Dreamers speak out.

Among the couple hundred protesters who marched from North High School Tuesday to join the many hundreds of others who converged upon Auraria Campus...

Head of Denver schools: Removing DACA protections for undocumented immigrants would be ‘catastrophic’

Rolling back protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children would prove “catastrophic” for Denver Public Schools and the city, DPS...