Both Republican George Brauchler and Democrat Phil Weiser said they wouldn’t do anything to thwart recreational marijuana legalization.
"Cities like Denver and states like California are allowing criminal aliens to run loose, to kill, murder, maim or hurt our fellow Americans, " said State Rep. Dave Williams.
The measure was a compromise between some members of the council and Mayor Michael Hancock.
“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.”
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.