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Colorado third in the nation to pass sweeping data privacy legislation

BY: - June 18, 2021

With COVID-19 accelerating global digital activity — and amid recent high-profile hacks of major companies — more Coloradans may be thinking about where their personal data lives online. Coincidentally, state lawmakers from both parties helped pass major new data privacy protections this year. With Senate Bill 21-190, Colorado would become the third state in the country […]

July 18 protest

Immigrant legal defense fund sought by Colorado lawmakers

BY: - February 3, 2021

State Rep. Kerry Tipper, a Lakewood Democrat, plans to sponsor a bill to help low-income immigrants facing deportation pay for legal defense.

Stories of immigrants detained in Aurora told in ‘The Facility’

BY: - December 18, 2020

Raul Medina Perez still has nightmares about his 11-month stay at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility, where he was detained by private prison corporation GEO Group on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “I’ve been doing therapy,” Perez said in an interview with Newsline. “It’s a traumatizing experience, you know, I hope that nobody else […]

July 18 protest

Report: ICE plans to target Denver, other ‘sanctuary cities’ for immigration enforcement

BY: - October 1, 2020

Citing anonymous officials, the Washington Post reported Sept. 29 that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was planning an “immigration enforcement blitz” in several so-called “sanctuary cities” — including Denver — that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials. The operation could begin in California as soon as this week, the Post reported, and then expand to […]

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ICE transfers, immigrant detention protested at Aurora facility

BY: - July 19, 2020

Following Saturday activities that included an art market, live music and sign-making, several dozen protesters made their way to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, immigration detention center in Aurora. “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!” they chanted as they marched. Outside an exterior gate blocking entrance to the facility, which is run […]

Trump administration backs down, won’t require in-person classes for international students

BY: - July 15, 2020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t require international students to take in-person classes for the fall semester, rescinding a plan announced July 6 that met swift backlash from universities and state governments. During a July 14 telephone conference among parties from the federal government, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — the schools […]