immigrant rights

  • Encampment to ‘Free Them All’ Outside GEO ICE Detention Center

    May 26, 2020
    Aurora, CO – An encampment outside the GEO Group’s ICE detention facility in Colorado sprung up on Saturday evening, May 23, with the demand: free them all. The camp-out is in direct response to an announcement by the Tri-County Health Department on May 21 stating…...
  • New Year, New Outbreaks: Detainees at GEO Group’s Colorado ICE Facility Face More Quarantines

    February 28, 2020
    Aurora, CO – Since February 20, 2020, a total of 141 detainees remain quarantined due to outbreaks of the flu and mumps at the sole Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Colorado, privately owned and operated by GEO Group. This facility is currently…...
  • Another Immigrant Claims Sanctuary from Deportation in Colorado

    February 14, 2020
    Denver, CO – Like others who have claimed sanctuary from deportation, Jorge Araiza Ávila decided to skip his appointment with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official on December 10, 2019, and instead, took refuge at Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah. On…...
  • Immigrant Rights Advocates Rally in Response to Rotten Food Given to Detainees

    January 6, 2020
    Aurora, CO – Two days into the New Year, Jeanette Vizguerra received a distraught phone call from Dennis Hernández who is a detainee inside the GEO Group’s ICE detention facility in Aurora. Hernández told Vizguerra that he among other detainees had received rotten food two…...
  • Ingrid Encalada Latorre Pardoned After 2+ Years Claiming Sanctuary

    December 28, 2019
    Boulder, CO – Colorado Governor Jared Polis, on Monday, pardoned undocumented mother Ingrid Encalada Latorre, among others. Encalada Latorre has been claiming sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder for more than two years, and in September she gave birth to her third child…...
  • 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…...
  • Twin Cities Jewish Community Blockades ICE Building, 27 Cited

    August 2, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – For over three hours, hundreds of ‘Never Again’ protesters blockaded traffic around Minnesota’s Federal Immigrant Customs Enforcement (ICE) building on Tuesday, July 30. The protest called for the closing of ICE border detention centers, which protesters deem as concentration camps. 27…...
  • 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…...