Judge Denies Request to Release 34 Detainees Amid Otay Mesa COVID-19 Outbreak

More than 200 people have tested positive at the facility since the outbreak began
City News Service and NBC San Diego
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
National News

A San Diego federal judge refused on Tuesday to release 34 "medically vulnerable" detainees from the Otay Mesa Detention Center, which has the largest COVID-19 outbreak among the nation's U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facilities.

Lawsuit opposing Teller County’s cooperation with ICE dismissed

Deputies will continue to investigate arrestees’ immigration statuses
Denver Post
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Colorado News

Teller County deputies will continue to work in coordination with federal immigration officials after a lawsuit alleging the practice was illegal was dismissed Tuesday.

ACLU of Colorado sues GEO Group for wrongful death in man's 2017 death at Aurora facility

From article -Since Samimi had previously been convicted of drug possession ...  he was up for removal from the country.
7 News
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Colorado News

El Paso County will sue over ACLU victory on ICE holds

The Wire
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Colorado News

El Paso County announced Aug. 19 it will appeal a district court judge's ruling from last December that bars Sheriff Bill Elder from holding illegal immigrants in the Criminal Justice Center at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ACLU sues Teller County sheriff, claims plan to assist federal immigration agency violates state law

ACLU sides with the interests of illegal aliens over enforcement of immigration law
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Colorado News

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell over what it claims is an illegal plan to have three deputies act as federal immigration enforcement officials.

FBI Moves Swiftly to Arrest Alleged Member Of United Constitutional Patriots Who Helped Catch Illegals

Information Liberation
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
National News

After hearing how the pro-American group the United Constitution Patriots caught hundreds of illegal aliens invading our southern border in New Mexico earlier this week, the FBI moved immediately to arrest one of their alleged members on a gun charge.

Democrats Are Ready To Tie ICE’s Hands. But What Will Gov. Polis Do?

From article: But on the campaign trail in his quest for statewide office, Polis said he wouldn’t sign any “sanctuary” bills.
Colorado Public Radio
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Colorado News

Some lawmakers and immigration advocates want Colorado laws to go farther in shielding undocumented immigrants from federal immigration authorities.

Judge Dismisses ACLU Lawsuit Over Teller County Sheriff Cooperation With ICE

The Benavidez bill would turn Colorado into a sanctuary state for illegal aliens.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Colorado News
The Teller County Sheriff's Office and the ACLU of Colorado have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit regarding the sheriff's cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Activist Judge: Sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities

9 News
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Colorado News

The Colorado American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in February on behalf of two people in El Paso County who attempted to post bond but were told they would not be released because of a request from federal immigration authorities. ...

ACLU resistance to E-Verify mandate both puzzling, indefensible

Using the electronic documents database would dispel employer hiring bias and decisively discourage illegal behavior.
Portland Press Herald
Friday, December 7, 2018
National News


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