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Aurora school board approves resolution to protect immigrant students, though some raise questions

Why the need to reassure immigrants? Immigrants are lawful- only illegal aliens are not
Chalkbeat
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Colorado News

The Aurora school board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday aimed at helping immigrant students feel safer, but not before fault lines emerged over its title and intent.

Deportation fears change court process in Denver, city allowing mail-in pleas

Pilot program is underway in traffic court
From the article: The city attorney is also working on a series of sentencing reforms that could keep some people from being deported.
The Denver Channel
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Colorado News

Fears of deportation kept many people from showing up to court and prompted a policy change allowing some to skip certain hearings.

Denver is now allowing people to mail in a plea for traffic court ...

ICE: Courthouses Not Off-Limits For Arresting Suspected Illegal Immigrants

From the news: Denver Mayor Hancock, the city council, and Denver Public Schools last month wrote a letter to ICE asking them to respect sensitive locations-According to a release, ICE honors areas deemed sensitive, but a courthouse is not one of them.
CBS 4
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Colorado News

 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is defending arrests caught on camera at the Denver Lindsey-Flanagan Courthouse.

ICE says the man had received final deportation orders five years ago and had two misdemeanor convictions. But it’s the place where it occurred that has immigration attorneys upset.

Texas Bill Adds Civil, Criminal Penalties for Sanctuary Cities

Breitbart
Friday, April 28, 2017
National News

The Texas Legislature is on the final step to passing a bill that will penalize jurisdictions, including college campus police departments, which have sanctuary policies protecting illegal immigrants. The bill puts sharp teeth in the battle to stop such policies.

Denver is set to change its sentencing ordinance to help some immigrants avoid deportation

Mayor Michael Hancock says broader penalty shifts, hate crimes ordinance are among changes that will help
Immigrants are in the country legally. Illegal aliens are not, and are subject to laws and law enforcement,including but not limited to deportation.
Denver Post
Friday, April 28, 2017
Colorado News

In the face of a federal immigration crackdown, Denver is set to change its sentencing ordinance to help some immigrants avoid deportation.

Colorado immigrant advocates say arrest of Arturo Hernandez Garcia is an affront to sanctuary movement

Vizguerra: Sanctuary movement grows stronger every day
Denver Post
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Colorado News

Immigrant advocates in Colorado and elsewhere in the country say the arrest and planned deportation of Arturo Hernandez Garcia is an affront to the sanctuary movement that provides refuge to people living in the U.S. illegally who face deportation ...

Plea deal could be pending in case of Honduran man accused in fatal Denver hit-and-run

Norlan Estrada-Reyes has pleaded not guilty
Denver Post
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Colorado News

[...] Estrada-Reyes has pleaded not guilty to charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, careless driving resulting in death and reckless driving in the Oct. 30 death of 28-year-old Karina Pulec.

Sen. Michael Bennet introduces legislation to aid Arturo Hernandez Garcia as he faces deportation

Hernandez Garcia was arrested on Wednesday morning by immigration officers
Denver Post
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Colorado News

The sanctuary cities ruling turns out to be nothing much

Power Line
Thursday, April 27, 2017
National News

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