Immigrants in Colorado are being told they must wait up to five years to have their cases heard in immigration court, partly due to hearings being held for a surge of immigrants from Central Americ
Images from photographic storytelling program's latest project are currently on display at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
Compared with other states, many immigrants living in the state illegally are eligible for relief. But the total number of these immigrants in Colorado is dropping.
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.