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ICE report targets 'uncooperative' cities in Colorado; local agencies say they're in line with law

Article author: 
Blair Miller
Article publisher: 
The Denver Channel
Article date: 
March 22, 2017
Article category: 
Colorado News
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Several Colorado agencies are named in the first weekly report issued by federal immigration authorities that documents where undocumented immigrants committed crimes and which local law enforcement agencies allegedly failed to comply with immigration detainers.

But the report is already raising eyebrows among the agencies in Colorado, as well as other in other cities across the country, who say the report from the Department of Homeland Security gets some of the data wrong...

Report cites Boulder Co., Denver, Broomfield, Weld Co. for alleged violations

The report covers the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 and shows that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) doled out 3,083 detainers to local agencies for undocumented immigrants and permanent residents subject to deportation under Trump’s executive order.

The order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” says that people living in the country illegally can be deported even if they are suspected or charged with a crime.

Of the detainers, the report documents just 206 instances in which law enforcement agencies were deemed to not have complied with the orders.

Of those, 11 cases were in Colorado: six in Boulder County; one in Denver; three in Broomfield and one in Weld County...