Colorado readers may be interested to learn that a Sudanese man seeking asylum in the United States was arrested moments after completing an interview with federal immigration officials in California. Experts say the arrest, which took place on Feb. 8, is just the latest in a series of aggressive immigration-related moves by the Trump administration.
Colorado residents may have heard that the father of a 5-year-old child who is battling cancer was recently ordered deported as part of an effort to crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the United States. However, he is currently staying at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix and plans to stay there for as long as it takes to resolve his case. The man had been deported once before in 2006, and he was apprehended again by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2016.
Residents of Colorado are likely well aware of the current debate in the United States over immigration and immigrant rights. The current presidential administration has aimed to take a strong stance on the issue.
Colorado residents may be familiar with the story of a man who was sent back to Mexico after 30 years in the United States. While the man was just recently deported, his immigration status had been in question since the Obama administration. The man had tried to obtain legal status in 2002, but his attorney made errors in following proper protocols, which led to his selection for removal.