sanctuary cities

ICE arrests Ricardo Lopez-Vera

From Article: He’s the man who had an ICE detainer placed on him but was released from the Denver jail
Fox 31 KDVR
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Colorado News

 Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Ricardo Lopez-Vera was in custody Tuesday evening.

ICE chief readies national sanctuary city crackdown

From Article: "A key target are the 300-plus sanctuary cities and counties that do not cooperate with ICE and ignore requests that they detail criminal illegals for ICE arrest and deportation proceedings."
Fox News
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
National News

Empowered by a president who has "taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement," the nation's chief immigration official revealed Tuesday that deportation targets have surged and that he's planning to deploy more agents and resources to "sanctuary cities" to arrest illegal criminals.

[Illegal alien] Gustavo Olivo-Tellez pleads not guilty in homicide of estranged wife in Glenwood Springs

He also has been deported in past cases- Aspen Times
Post Independent
Friday, June 9, 2017
Colorado News

Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, charged with first-degree murder in the October shooting of a Glenwood Springs woman, pleaded not guilty in district court Thursday.

ICE official tells Denver Mayor Michael Hancock that courthouse arrests will continue

A federal immigration official responded to Denver leaders’ letter asking agents to back off arrests in courthouse, near schools
Denver Post
Friday, June 9, 2017
Colorado News

In a matter-of-fact letter to Mayor Michael Hancock, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official states that his agents will continue searching for suspects at Denver’s courthouses, against local officials’ request they stop ...


CAIRCO Research

‘Sanctuary cities’ have until end of June to comply

Good news.
Washington Times/GOPUSA
Saturday, June 3, 2017
National News

Jurisdictions put on notice by the Trump Administration that they must prove compliance with federal immigration laws or risk losing some federal grants have until the month’s end to submit such documentation.

Denver approves local sentencing changes aimed at helping immigrants avoid deportation

Treason ... shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States -18 U.S. Code § 2381
Denver Post
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Colorado News

Denver’s bid to reform low-level city court sentences by lessening some maximum penalties in a way that could help immigrants avoid deportation won approval Monday night from the City Council.

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.

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