Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell defended the practice in front of a state judge Wednesday.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
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.
Jesper Joergensen, 52, acknowledged building a fire on land where he has been living but said he made sure it was out.
A Salvadoran woman living in Colorado who was separated from her daughter for two months in 2016 said it has left lasting negative effects on her child.
The Republican and Democrat from Colorado’s congressional delegation traveled separately to the U.S.-Mexico border to view detention sites and tent camps for children.
The executive order was spurred by a rally at the capitol from progressive groups and elected officials.
Activists and politicians are telling would-be volunteers that there is nothing to but wait and see.