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Letters to Colorado, New Jersey, and New Mexico Governors Call for Releases from Detention Amid COVID-19

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council (Council) and local legal service provider partners sent letters to Governors Jared Polis, Phil Murphy, and Michelle Lujan Grisham urging them to take steps to reduce the number of individuals in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in their states amid the coronavirus outbreak. The letters describe well-documented issues within ICE facilities that make inaction incredibly harmful, and possibly deadly.


Letter from Colorado Governor Urges ICE to Reduce Number of Individuals in Detention

On April 28, 2020, Governor Jared Polis responded to the letter sent to him by the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) requesting that he urge ICE to reduce the number of individuals in Colorado detention centers to the greatest extent possible.
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Letter to Colorado Governor Urges Releases from Detention Amid COVID-19

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council (Council), and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) sent a letter to Governor Jared Polis urging him to take steps to reduce the number of individuals in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in the state of Colorado amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Letter to New Jersey Governor Urges Releases from Detention Amid COVID-19

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council (Council), and the American Friends Service Community (AFSC) sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy urging him to take steps to reduce the number of individuals in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in the state of New Jersey amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Letter to New Mexico Governor Urges Releases from Detention Amid COVID-19

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council (Council), and the Santa Fe Dreamers Project (SFDP) sent a letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham urging her to take steps to reduce the number of individuals in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in the state of New Mexico amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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