Immigration Detention Facilities ICE Aurora

The entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility in Aurora is seen in a 2017 file photo

AURORA — A group of demonstrators against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement disrupted an Aurora City Council meeting after breaking out in chants.

The Aurora Sentinel reports that the City Council meeting was briefly suspended Monday after some council members left their seats while police escorted demonstrators outside.

Aurora is home to an ICE immigrant detention center operated by a private contractor, Florida-based GEO Group.

Authorities say anti-ICE protesters made multiple demands of the city during public comment including ending the use of city resources to help ICE, prohibit participation in ICE functions and prohibit police from profiling prior to making stops.

Officials say the city doesn't invest funds in private prisons and officers do not participate in ICE arrests according to department policy.

Council members did approve an ordinance after the protest requiring detention centers to report diseases to the fire department following a recent series of outbreaks.

Colorado Politics contributed.

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