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Racial discrimination, excessive force and retaliation alleged at ICE detention center in Aurora

Three immigrant rights organizations have filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security alleging racial discrimination, retaliation and excessive use of force against two Black immigrants housed at the Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora. The complaint, filed by the American Immigration Council, Immigrant Justice Idaho and Immigration Equality, alleges that two detention center […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

“It’s like they don’t believe in COVID-19”: Complaint claims ICE failing to contain infections at Aurora facility

A national immigrant advocacy group has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over a COVID outbreak at the immigration detention facility in Aurora. The complaint, filed by the American Immigration Council, alleges that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s official tally of active COVID cases within the facility — which hit 138 on […]

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Big idea: It may soon be illegal for Colorado to voluntarily share immigrants’ personal information with ICE

Personal information privacy is a hot topic these days, especially within Colorado’s immigrant communities. Many people refrain from accessing basic services — including coronavirus tests and vaccines — for fear their information will be shared with immigration officials. An upcoming bill seeks to assuage those fears. Sen. Julie Gonzales and Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, both Denver […]

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Denver lands CARNE y ARENA, a powerful immersive, virtual reality experience about refugees

An immersive virtual reality experience in the time of COVID? You are right to be skeptical. First, know that this groundbreaking virtual reality experience is safer than a trip to the grocery store, in terms of germs, and healthier than breathing Colorado’s ash-filled air, in terms of raging wildfires. No crowds. Appropriate preventive measures. Clean […]

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Colorado joins 16 other states in suing Trump administration over international student visa rule

Colorado joined 16 other states on Monday in suing the Trump administration over its new rule forcing international college students to leave the U.S. if they don’t take in-person classes. The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Boston and is being led by the attorney general in Massachusetts, Democrat Maura Healey. It seeks […]

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Once a centrist, Andrew Romanoff’s sharp turn to the left raises questions in U.S. Senate primary

Andrew Romanoff denounces his rival John Hickenlooper in the Democratic U.S. Senate race as an out-of-touch centrist with ties to business interests who is willing to compromise and accept big campaign checks from corporations. But decades ago, when he led a “New Democrat” coalition and served as a moderate leader in the state legislature, the […]

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Devastated by weather and the coronavirus pandemic, Western Slope farm workers try to hold on

Guadalupe’s job as an agricultural worker at a Palisade greenhouse is considered essential, which has allowed her to continue working during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the market for the greenhouse produce she harvests in the spring has dropped significantly. Typically, 75% of the lettuce, kale, spinach, arugula and basil are sold to restaurants in the […]

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Where Hickenlooper and Romanoff split on major policies in Democratic U.S. Senate primary

The Democratic U.S. Senate primary is offering Colorado voters clear choices in terms of what policy direction they want to see in Washington. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking a more centrist approach and calling for an evolution when it comes to health care and the environment, while former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff wants […]