Ramirez Valiente’s lawyer, Lisa Guerra, said a motion filed to reopen his case cannot be processed because of the partial government shutdown.
Supporters say the percentage of immigrants who can’t afford a lawyer for their cases is an affront to due process rights.
Removals have more than doubled in a year in Colorado and Wyoming, from 1,033 to 2,535 through September of last fiscal year. Arrests are up too, though not by as much.
Readers react to the deportation of Melecio Morales, a Denver-area father and undocumented immigrant.
Before entering sanctuary, Hernandez was living the American dream. Now he's waiting to see if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will let him stay.