Doctors Without Borders, the global aid organization, has set up a 10,000-square-foot mock refugee camp on the courthouse plaza of the Pearl Street Mall.
Colorado has taken in more than 60,000 displaced people from around the globe since 1980, and had expected to settle 2,200 more during the federal fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
As a member of the three-person Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, Ken Scott of Denver has spent a year investigating abuses in the war-torn African nation. He paints a grim picture of rampant sexual assault, ethnic violence, and famine.
The court order came in response to an injunction filed by protesters following demonstrations at DIA of Trump's refugee order.
Thanks for all the responses — more than 250 at last count: questions, and expressions of support or opposition to the president's executive order.
A spokeswoman for the Colorado Muslim Society says members of the congregation are frightened and wondering about their families' futures after President Trump's executive order on refugees.
Weld County is Trump country, but it’s also one of the top destinations for refugees in Colorado outside the Denver Metro.
One of the speakers was 17-year-old Zahra Abdulameer who came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq and is now a U.S. citizen.
President Trump's executive order got us wondering about Colorado’s refugees: Where are they from? Who brought them here? Where do they live?
More than four dozen refuges who were expected to arrive in Colorado this week will be delayed by a presidential order that placed a 120-day hold on their travel while the Trump administration reviews refugee vetting procedures.