• July 25th, 2021
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Targeted ICE Enforcement Actions Confirmed Across Colorado


The Colorado Rapid Response Network has confirmed statewide ICE enforcement activity with five operations in the past 24 hours in Aurora, El Jebel, Glenwood Springs, Woodland Park and Colorado Springs. The reports include detention of bystanders as part of the sweeps. Members of the Colorado Rapid Response Network have spoken to witnesses of the enforcement actions and directly impacted individuals. The network also received unconfirmed reports about possible ICE activity in Aspen. The network is grateful to concerned residents who called our hotline and is working to connect impacted individuals and their families with attorneys.

Anyone who is targeted by an ICE agent or who witnesses an enforcement action is advised to call the Colorado Rapid Response Network immediately at 1-844-864-8342, and press 1, to alert the network enforcement activity is happening now and a volunteer of the 24-hour hotline will document the incident and activate the response network.

Anyone who is targeted by an ICE agent or who witnesses an enforcement action is advised to call the Colorado Rapid Response Network immediately at 1-844-864-8342.

Under the Trump Administration, undocumented immigrants and even those with status have been targeted and deported as a result of the Administration’s broad focus on mass deportation and reallocation of Homeland Security dollars on immigration enforcement. Under this atmosphere, the Colorado Rapid Response Network has emerged as a leader in preparing families to use their rights and being present when enforcement actions occur to document civil rights abuses.

Members of the community are advised to keep their doors closed in the event of ICE or police coming to their home, to request a copy of a judicial warrant signed by a judge or magistrate be passed to them under the door or shown through the window, and to confirm that the arrest or search warrant has been signed and dated. All members of the community should use their right to remain silent, not sign any documents, and to request to speak to an attorney before answering any questions.

 

It is advised that community members be prepared for possible encounters with ICE and to make family preparedness plans in case of an emergency. Regardless of immigration status, everyone has constitutional rights and the best plan of action is to be prepared.

For information on what to do if questioned about immigration status, refer to ACLU guide: aclu.org/know-your-rights/what-do-if-questioned-about-your-immigration-status.

For a guide to prevent family separation, refer to the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition’s bilingual resource packet: coloradoimmigrant.org or (303) 922-3344.