GEO Group’s ICE Detention Center

  • 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:…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...
  • 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.…...
  • 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…...