illegal immigration

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks 2020 census citizenship question in case Colorado joined

The court says the Trump administration's explanation for wanting to add the question was "more of a distraction" than an explanation

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A look at how immigration authorities make arrests amid reports of planned operations across U.S.

The Miami Herald reported that 10 cities are expected to be targeted in raids starting Sunday, including Denver

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Homeland Security watchdog slams conditions at ICE detention facilities, including one in Aurora

At the facility in Aurora, detainees were not allowed visits from friends or families, even though there was room for them to do so

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Colorado slated to offer immigrant driver’s licenses at 11 offices after governor signs bill expanding program

Polis signed Senate Bill 139 on Tuesday, which aims to end the long backlogs immigrant applicants faced to get a license under the five-year-old program

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Six big takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s forum with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The politicians discussed everything from how to improve Colorado’s vaccination rate to their reactions to the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting and the resignation Sunday of state Rep. Rochelle Galindo

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An effort to ensure Colorado police and sheriffs aren’t carrying out federal immigration law has drawn Polis’ concerns

House Bill 1124 codifies a court ruling preventing jails from holding people just on immigration offenses and would prevent Colorado police from working on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But it started out much more sweeping

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Colorado attorney general joins lawsuit against Trump administration to uphold DACA

There are an estimated 17,000 people living in Colorado with DACA protections

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A one-day sentencing reduction for some Colorado crimes would help legal immigrants avoid deportation

Under current Colorado law, a Class 2 misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of a year. By reducing that to 364 days, people with visas or permanent legal status would be protected from facing mandatory deportation proceedings.