aurora

  • The Price to Oversee ICE: 200+ Protesters March in Aurora Suburb Home to GEO Group ICE Warden

    September 30, 2019
    Aurora, CO – On September 19, 2019, as the sun set over the suburban home of Johnny Choate, CEO and warden of the GEO Group’s local ICE detention facility, more than two hundred community members gathered with signs, banners, and musical instruments to condemn the…...
  • Passions Run High at ‘Close the Concentration Camps’ Protest

    July 22, 2019
    Aurora, CO – On Friday, July 12, 2019, more than 1,500 people participated in a protest outside the sole Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in the state, owned and operated by the private prison corporation GEO Group. The protesters were expressing their opposition…...
  • Hundreds in CO Plan Rally to ‘Close the Concentration Camps’

    July 12, 2019
    Aurora, CO – As part of an international call to action by multiple coalitions of social justice and human rights groups, a vigil and march is planned for Friday, June 12, outside the GEO Group’s ICE Detention facility in Aurora. Watch our live coverage below:…...
  • CO Community Gathers Outside GEO ICE Facility on Longest Day of Year

    June 21, 2019
    Aurora, CO – Friday marks the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. Often the solstice is an especially dangerous day for those who are walking through the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border in search of relief in the United States. Community…...
  • Second Hearing Postponed for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 18, 2018
    UPDATE: On Saturday, March 17, 2018, during the Aurora City Council’s Winter Workshop, the council decided to move a proposal of a 10-month moratorium on mobile home park redevelopment to an official vote during their city council meeting on March 26, 2018. Aurora, CO –…...
  • First Lawsuit Hearing for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 2, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 23, 2018, residents of Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park, members of 9to5 Colorado, and community members attended the first hearing in a collective lawsuit filed against the park’s owners. The lawsuit alleges that since the time the park’s residents created…...
  • Ninth Annual CO Love Knows No Borders, No Walls Vigil

    February 5, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 5, 2018, poets, musicians, family members of detainees, and other community members will gather outside the for-profit GEO ICE Detention Center in Aurora, CO for the ninth year in a row. Among the nearly 1500 detainees inside this detention center…...
  • November Vigil at GEO Group ICE Detention Center in CO

    November 6, 2017
    Aurora, CO – On November 6, 2017, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Coloradans for Immigrant Rights hosted their quarterly vigil at the GEO Group ICE Detention Center in Aurora, Colorado. Unicorn Riot was live streaming the vigil, which can be watched below: According…...
  • Eighty Families Offer to Purchase Mobile Home Park to Avoid Eviction

    September 25, 2017
    Aurora, CO – On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the organization 9to5 Colorado, hosted a renter’s rights action in solidarity with residents at the Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park. This action was part of a nation-wide Renter Week Of Action organized by Right To The City…...
  • Sanctuary Movement Leader, Arturo Hernandez Garcia, Detained by ICE While at Work

    April 30, 2017
    Denver, CO – In October 2014, Arturo Hernandez Garcia was the first person in Colorado to enter into sanctuary from deportation. He spent nine months on the grounds of the First Unitarian Society of Denver, where Jeanette Vizguerra is currently in sanctuary, until he was…...