50 parents separated from their kids at the border are being held in Aurora

Kids play in front of the GEO private immigrant detention facility in Aurora as protesters speak out against child separations in immigration cases, June 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Kids play in front of the GEO private immigrant detention facility in Aurora as protesters speak out against child separations in immigration cases, June 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Some of the parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border are being held at an immigration facility in suburban Denver.

U.S. Customs and Immigration said Friday that 50 parents are being held at its detention center in Aurora. Spokesman Carl Rusnok said he didn’t have any more details about how long those people had been held at the center, which is run by a private contractor, the GEO Group.

Immigration attorneys say they’ve been working to get parents released on bond as they try to reunite with their children.