DENVER (CBS4)– A group advocating for the rights of immigrants rallied on Friday against what it calls abuse of a program to find criminals.

Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, are going through the Aurora Detention Center to make sure inmates are in the country legally.

Protesters claim the agents are going too far.

“No where in the country have we seen ICE take this unprecedented step of going and reaching into a community and collecting information this way,” said spokeswoman Julie Gonzales.

ICE said they are trying to make communities safer by deporting fugitives and previously deported and violent criminals from the U.S. The operation ends Wednesday.

Comments (5)
  1. Bev says:

    If they are not here legally. they need to leave the country. Those who are the lucky recipients of an expensive and superior American education, need to take that with them back to their homeland, and use their education to make their homeland a better place.

    1. Gordy says:

      Right on Bev !!!!!

  2. Kat says:

    The illegals need to stop demanding what never was up to them or theirs, in the first place. Our laws are meant to be obeyed by all, and that includes those who broke the law to get here. They ARE criminals, and we as Americans are more than tired of supporting illegals in and out of our prisons, paying for their kids education, medical care, housing costs and a multitude of other taxpayer expenses. Let ICE do their job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Chris says:

    Illegal is illegal… Don’t matter where you are.. If your illegal you have no rights and if you illegal and in jail for committing crimes you have even less rights. Protest all you want but that won’t change the views of many. Not only do I agree with ICE checking prisons and jails all across the nation. They should stop and check the protestors too. Guarantee half if not more are illegal also.

  4. June says:

    If you’re here “illegally” – -GET OUT; you are neither welcome, nor wanted! Whatever ICE and law enforcement have to do, to “ferret them out”, I say – -“Have at it”! Illegals are one of the “biggest” causes of America’s huge deficit; they DO NOT belong here, so send them back.
    There are “legal” immigrants, who are here and doing their part, contributing to the workplace and society, etc. – -they are NOT the issue! The “issue” is the “lawbreakers” – -those who “broke the law”, by sneaking in and “taking advantage” of America’s generosity! You always use the excuse that you “came here for a better life”! Great, now go back home and make your “own country” a better place, so more of your own people can have “a better life”!
    If you are a “lawbreaker” then you are “entitled” to the “punishment” you receive and have earned; nothing more, nothing less!

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