Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and members of the City Council struck a compromise Wednesday to further shield immigrants and refugees from federal immigration officials.
The proposal prohibits most city employees from sharing information about Denver residents with ICE, and bans the police and sheriff’s departments from engaging in immigration enforcement.
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“This has never been more important than now,” Hancock said in announcing the agreement. To the undocumented people living in the city, he said, “We’ve got your back.”
Council members Paul Lopez and Robin Kneich had advanced a proposal earlier that would have completely restricted city cooperation with federal immigration agents. The move, opposed by Hancock, could have increased the chances of the U.S. Justice Department punishing Denver through withholding of federal financing for various
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