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Immigration

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...

Gov. Jared Polis: Colorado shouldn’t block local cooperation with ICE After weeks of silence,...

It’s well known that Gov. Jared Polis opposes statewide “sanctuary” policies. He said so on the campaign trail and, since taking office in January,...

An Indigenous Mexican community finds a home in rural Colorado Culture, traditions and people...

This story is a part of the ongoing Back 40 series, where High Country News reporters look at national trends and their impacts close to home. At 6:08 on a...
Areli Gonzales Lopez, 3, is held by her mother, Sandra Lopez, at a rally at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The rally was in support of Virginia's Law, which would limit the extent to which officials in Colorado can cooperate with ICE. (Photo by Evan Semón)

A bill to protect Colorado’s immigrants imploded. Will a second try succeed?

What would have been Colorado’s most significant immigrant rights bill in years flamed out in dramatic fashion earlier this month, causing a rift in...
Immigrants who have worked in Colorado for years under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program now live in limbo. (Photo by Katrine Kaarsemaker via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: Why we must pass the Dream and Promise Act

For nearly two decades, working immigrant Coloradans who gained an opportunity to live and work in our communities under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)...