Supporters say the percentage of immigrants who can’t afford a lawyer for their cases is an affront to due process rights.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado successfully sued Sheriff Bill Elder for the practice.
Immigration court backlogs have swelled, from 190,000 to almost 800,000 in 2018 — among those asylum claims jumped to almost 150,000 in 2017.
Denver set aside $385,000 to be divided among four nonprofit groups, including the Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network.
The ACLU sued El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder and Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell.
Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell defended the practice in front of a state judge Wednesday.
ICE notifications mean federal officials requested that local police tell them when certain people are being released from jail.
While apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico Border are at historic lows, immigration has become a top issue for Republican voters.
Jesper Joergensen has been charged with 141 counts of arson.
Detainees may arrive in Aurora from the U.S.-Mexico border or New York City, far away from family and a known place.