DENVER — A bill being considered in the Colorado Senate would allow crime victims to sue so-called sanctuary cities if an undocumented immigrant is convicted of the crime.
SB17-281 is called “Hold Colorado Government Accountable Sanctuary Jurisdictions” and was scheduled to be heard Monday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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The bill declares that “sanctuary policies adopted by a city, county, city and county, or other jurisdiction that direct employees not to cooperate with federal immigration officers are contrary to the safety and welfare of the people of Colorado.”
The bill would require all political subdivisions (jurisdictions) of the state to comply with federal immigration law and would give the secretary of homeland security the authority to designate a jurisdiction as a sanctuary jurisdiction.
If the bill becomes law, a sanctuary jurisdiction could be held liable for compensatory damages if an undocumented immigrant living in that jurisdiction is convicted of a crime.
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