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.
The Colorado congressional Republican doubts that Congress will support one of President-elect Donald Trump’s key campaign promises.
Limited services begin today after Republicans in the Colorado Legislature last month drastically reduced the program.