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
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
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
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
Colorado attorney general joins lawsuit against Trump administration to uphold DACA
There are an estimated 17,000 people living in Colorado with DACA protections
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.
After years of backlogs, Colorado’s troubled immigrant driver’s license program could see drastic expansion
Senate Bill 139 would expand the program from four Division of Motor Vehicles offices to address a backlog of applicants for a program that "hasn’t really been available"
Colorado lawmakers under pressure to act as troubled immigrant driver’s license program approaches another large crossroads
If Colorado lawmakers don’t act quickly next year, three of the four offices offering licenses will stop offering the service
Democrat Jason Crow on the #abolishICE movement: “I want to take a more holistic approach”
Jason Crow: “I want to take a more holistic approach to it."