deportation

  • 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:…...
  • Jeanette Vizguerra’s U-Visa Denied While in Sanctuary Second Time

    June 27, 2019
    Denver, CO – Immigrant rights leader and undocumented mother and grandmother, Jeanette Vizguerra, has been living at the First Unitarian Society for three months, which is the second time she has claimed sanctuary from deportation. On June 20, 2019, she held a press conference at…...
  • Ingrid Encalada Latorre Returns to Sanctuary; Four Claim Sanctuary in CO

    October 27, 2017
    Colorado – On Tuesday afternoon, October 17, 2017, Ingrid Encalada Latorre refused a court order to board a plane with her two children and be deported back to Peru; she instead returned to sanctuary. Encalada Latorre was originally in sanctuary for six months from December…...
  • Ingrid Encalada Latorre Leaves Sanctuary After Six Months; Granted Temporary Stay

    May 27, 2017
    Denver, CO – On May 20, 2017, Ingrid Encalada Latorre left sanctuary at Mountain View Friends Meeting and returned home to her children, nine-year-old Bryant and two-year-old Anibel, who are both U.S. citizens. She was granted a temporary stay of removal until August 7, 2017.…...
  • Indonesian Undocumented Immigrant Detained at ICE Check-In

    May 24, 2017
    UPDATE (5/24/17 6:55 PM MDT): Haris Simangunsong has been deported back to Indonesia; a country where he has not lived in for over 20 years and where he faces religious persecution. This breaking news was confirmed by American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Coloradans For…...
  • Jeanette Vizguerra, Among Others, Celebrate Victories Against ICE Deportation Attempts

    May 17, 2017
    Denver, CO – On the morning of Friday, May 12, 2017, Jeanette Vizguerra left church grounds for the first time in nearly three months. She had been living in sanctuary since February 15, 2017, at First Unitarian Society of Denver and at First Baptist Church,…...
  • 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…...
  • Jeanette Vizguerra Named One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People as She Remains in Sanctuary

    April 22, 2017
    Denver, CO – More than two months have passed since Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother and immigrant rights activist, entered into sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society in Denver. Jeanette Vizguerra: Life in Sanctuary from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Vizguerra…...
  • Crisis: Borderlands

    March 14, 2017
    In late February, Unicorn Riot dispatched a small media team intent on learning more about the ongoing border crisis to the desert borderlands of Arizona in the southwest United States. While there, we learned how the new Trump regime’s policies were impacting the local community. …...
  • Love Knows No BAN No Walls Vigil at GEO ICE Detention Center

    February 8, 2017
    Aurora, CO – The local immigrant community and their supporters held a vigil on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at the GEO Group’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center in Aurora, Colorado and Unicorn Riot was live for the event. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC),…...