Giving driver's licenses to those here illegally transformed many lives. Then came Trump

Last year, under Obama: Vermont DMV employees regularly provided unsolicited notice to ICE agents when they suspected fraudulent documents... ICE also checked for information re driver's privilege cards...
LA Times
Saturday, April 22, 2017
National News

Leticia Aceves remembers the fear of that first drive alone.

She was pregnant and in the country illegally with no driver’s license, and little grasp of English or California’s traffic laws. She had a doctor’s appointment, so she drove her Volkswagen on side streets ...

ICE most wanted fugitive arrested in Aurora

Fox 31 KDVR
Friday, April 14, 2017
Colorado News

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Denver Fugitive Operations team officers arrested one of ERO’s most wanted fugitives Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado, making a second arrest in the process.

Aurora mother deported after trying to seek sanctuary

From the news article "The two local sanctuary churches weren’t prepared to take in another undocumented immigrant"
Fox 31 KDVR
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Colorado News

Maria De Jesus Sanchez had hoped she could escape ICE by staying at a local church.

There was just one big problem.

ICE makes 26 arrests in Colorado, Wyoming sting

9 news KUSA
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Colorado News

Twenty six people who are in the U.S. illegally were arrested in Colorado and Wyoming over the weekend as part of a four-day operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...

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

The Denver Channel
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Colorado News

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.

Sanctuary in the age of President Trump? It's tricky and risky

From the article "In the 1980s, several church leaders around the country were prosecuted under federal law for offering sanctuary..."
Orange County Register
Sunday, March 19, 2017
National News

Rev. Francisco Garcia, Jr. knows how difficult it can be for an immigrant to endure church-offered sanctuary.

Sanctuary movement for unauthorized immigrants in Colorado may strengthen now that Trump’s in charge

One immigration expert calls Denver a “hot spot” of the sanctuary movement
Use of the term "unauthorized" immigrant is getting closer, but use of the term "illegal alien" is correct.
Denver Post
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Colorado News

The Mayor and the President: Hancock on immigration rules, release of murder suspect

9 News Video: "Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is offering a defense of all of Denver's citizens - including those who don't have U.S. citizenship and are in this country illegally."
9 News, KUSA
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Colorado News

Feds arrest ‘dreamer’ [illegal alien] right after she speaks to the media

From article: "Vargas and fellow “dreamers” must reapply for DACA every two years. Vargas’s lapsed..."
New York Post
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
National News

[...] Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swooped in and cuffed Daniela Vargas — a so-called “Dreamer” granted deportation reprieve under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy — for overstaying her visa as she left the rally in Jackson, the Clarion-Ledger reported ...


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