“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.”
"We must encourage these 'sanctuary' jurisdictions to change their policies," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in announcing the move.
Denver council members want to formalize and in some cases, expand policies that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration is trying to make it harder for authorities to track down undocumented immigrants in the city's courthouses.
Compared to last year at this time, more criminals and non-criminals have been arrested and deported.
His wife, Jasmine, had decorated her home and was on standby to pick him up when he called her to tell her that he was being held by ICE.
Young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children have a lot at stake right now. That includes Diego, the "mayor" of Grand Junction High School.
In modern times, private bills are mostly used to help undocumented immigrants receive temporary stays while federal officials review their cases.
A community forum, arranged by Aurora government agencies and nonprofits, was held Thursday night to try and address some of the concerns of the city’s refugees and immigrants.
Several cities in Colorado have already reassured their immigrant populations that they won’t help in any federal immigration crackdown.