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  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. We won’t stop now.

  • By canceling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.

Immigration

The Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights of due process and equal protection to every person in this country, regardless of their immigration status.

Upholding the rights of the politically disenfranchised is vital; when the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to one group of people it puts everyone’s rights in danger. The ACLU of Colorado works to uphold the due process and equal protection clauses embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights, which apply to every “person,” and are not limited to U.S. citizens. Other immigrants’ rights issues that the ACLU of Colorado works to address include prolonged detention periods, the application of labor laws to non-citizens and violations of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of warrantless intrusions into private homes.


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Related Cases

SAMIMI-GOMEZ et al v. THE GEO GROUP, INC. et al
American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ICE Detainers

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Related Legislation

HB20-1294:Replace Illegal Alien With Undocumented Immigrant
HB20-1241:Issue Professional License Lawful United States Presence
HB20-1188:Persons Who Illegally Reentered The United States