News by Topic

Immigration

Over the past few months, KDNK has reported on a number of early-morning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Here's our series about how the immigration system and those early-morning raids are playing out here in the valley.

We found 24 matches for this topic...21 to 24 are displayed below.

News: Sheriff candidates mixed on immigration enforcement

August 23, 2010
All this week, we'll be taking a look at the intersection of immigration and law enforcement. With immigration becoming an increasingly controversial topic, local sheriffs have been working more and more with immigration enforcement officials to deal with immigrants that commit crimes. Where candidates stand on that relationship has become a key issue in upcoming sheriff's elections in both Pitkin and Garfield County. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Interview: When citizens are targeted for deportation

August 20, 2010
Over the past few weeks, we've brought you the story of Marco Guevara, a Carbondale man who up until recently thought he was a U.S. citizen and had a U.S. passport. Last month, he was swept up in a series of immigration enforcement raids targeting gang members. Guevara says he's both a citizen, and also not a gang member, and authorities eventually let him go after seeing his passport.

Last week, the state department revoked Guevara's passport, claiming he was never a citizen in the first place. The entire situation is another example of the confusing maze that is our current immigration system. Guevara's not alone -- thousands of citizens and legal immigrants are detained and deported every year. Jackie Stevens is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She spoke with KDNK's Mathew Katz about her extensive research into this area.

  • Listen
  • Download mp3

News: ICE agents target US citizen in raid

July 21, 2010
Last week, immigration agents and local police swept through the valley detaining and beginning deportation procedures on thirty alleged immigrant gang members. ICE agents also raided another house here in Carbondale, but there was one problem: their target was a U.S. citizen. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

News: ICE arrests 30 alleged gang members in Carbondale, Western CO

News: ICE arrests 30 alleged gang members in Carbondale, Western CO July 19, 2010
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents wrapped up a five-day raid in Western Colorado this week, arresting 30 alleged gang members throughout the region, with many in Carbondale. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3