Fearing deportation, Denver Latinos face higher property taxes

Author: Mike McKibbin - May 5, 2017 - Updated: May 6, 2017

As Cinco de Mayo approaches, fear of deportation is prevalent among Denver’s Latino community, as it is across the country, due to the federal government’s tough stance on immigration and President Donald Trump’s actions, such as proposing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That was part of the preliminary findings from the Denver Latino Commission in its 2016 report to Denver City Council members. The commission was also asked to help the Council decide how to help residents respond to likely sharp property tax hikes in low-income, mostly Latino, communities.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email