immigrant

  • 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…...
  • Occupy ICE Denver Camps Outside GEO ICE Detention Center

    October 29, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On Sunday evening, immigrant rights and social justice advocates began setting up tents and tarps outside one of the biggest privately-owned ICE Detention Facilities in the country. This detention facility in Aurora is operated by the prison company GEO Group and has…...
  • 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…...
  • Greece: The House of Women for Empowerment and Emancipation

    November 6, 2017
    Athens, Greece – During another year of intense migration crisis in Greece, a self-organized, feminist, anti-fascist, and anti-racist initiative called The House of Women for Empowerment and Emancipation is building networks of mutual aid for detained refugees and migrants. The House of Women organizes itself…...
  • 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.…...
  • 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…...
  • U.S. Border Patrol Hides True Cost of Xenophobic Immigration Policies – Deprogram Ep. 12

    July 23, 2015
    Mass graves have been found in along the Texas/Mexico border. U.S. Border Patrol has been dumping bodies found along the border into mass graves, some as close to the ground level as 4 inches. Some of the bodies thrown away in garbage bags, some with…...