ICE threatens 2 Denver-area immigrants with thousands in fines for disobeying deportation orders

Article subtitle: 
One of the immigrants living in Colorado faces a fine of approximately $500,000
Article CAIRCO note: 
From WaPo: "The civil penalties for violating immigration laws have existed since 1996, when President Bill Clinton (D) signed a hard-line bill into law."
Article author: 
Blair Miller
Article publisher: 
7 News and Denver Post
Article date: 
2 July 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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Two undocumented immigrants currently living in sanctuary in churches in the Denver area have been threatened by the Trump administration with fines of thousands of dollars in civil penalties for disobeying their deportation orders ...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Washington, D.C. headquarters sent the notifications to the two immigrants and several others across the country earlier this week.

One of the immigrants living in Colorado faces a fine of approximately $500,000 while the other faces a potential fine of $4,700, Denver7 reported ...