Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will co-host a public forum Saturday, Feb. 11, to help tell immigrants and other community members about what the city can and will do in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive actions regarding immigration.
In a statement released the same day Trump announced a ban on immigration from several mostly Muslim nations, Hancock said it was unfortunate Trump took the action, after Denver and other cities across the country, "have continually looked to and asked for Washington to act on comprehensive immigration reform."
"Instead, communities and families will now be penalized for the federal government’s failure to act," Hancock said. "The executive orders signed today put our economic security as a nation at risk, and I am deeply disappointed. We are a proud nation of immigrants and Denver’s number one priority is the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone who lives in our city. That is why we will not support taking unlawful or unconstitutional actions on behalf of our federal law enforcement, while continuing to comply with federal immigration laws."