While immigration reform activists celebrated, Colorado's Republican Congressmen warned the president is setting a bad precedent.
Carlos Bello, the Mexico Consul General in Denver, says many crimes go unreported in immigrant communities.
The detention center in Artesia, NM, is one of two set up this year by the Obama Administration to house the flood of people coming from Central America.
Immigrants held at a facility in Aurora say they were paid $1 a day for labor there. The New York Times recently investigated similar claims from around the country.
People held at the center accuse the company of pressuring them to work at the facility for a dollar a day or less.
The Denver judges will assume work that had been done by judges in Arlington, Virginia.
They want the Obama Administration to take action now and not wait until after the election.
Denver City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd recently visited a border town in Texas to learn about efforts to help the influx of undocumented immigrant children from central America.
When he was told he was born outside the U.S., Nick Ortega thought it was a joke. But it wasn't, and it started a fight for citizenship in the only country he's ever called home.