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The Indy stories of 2019 that stayed with us long after...

Metrics tell us a version of the story of our year at The Colorado Independent. They tell us what three stories had the most...

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

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...

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,...

ICE Frees Colorado Immigration Activist Jeanette Vizguerra

What would you do if your mother, thousands of miles away, was dying and it would jeopardize your immigration status to see her one last time?

Apparent immigration detention abuses spark calls in Colorado for reform

The detention policies of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Colorado and the network of facilities that has grown here in the last few years are drawing increasing attention among local lawmakers and human rights organizations. Critics of the system say men and women held on suspicion of immigration violations in the state are housed in conditions that rival those established for violent criminal offenders, that the immigrants are becoming fodder for a booming detention industry, and that detainees are often difficult to locate in the tangle of state facilities, which include unlisted so-called subfield offices.

Coloradans say Obama immigrant detention reform falls short

AURORA — As they have once a month for six months now, a crowd of about 50 people stood outside the GEO Aurora ICE Processing Center Monday night, in a cold rain, to protest its expansion. The center will nearly quadruple in size this year.
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