immigration Archives - Colorado Politics

Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandJanuary 19, 20182min157
Amidst a broken deal on immigration, which some Democrats blame on the President Trump, Colorado’s congressional Democrats have joined in a resolution asking for a censure of the president. The resolution, HRes. 700 was introduced Thursday. It calls on Congress to censure the president over his reported remarks on Jan. 11 in which he called […]

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Bob BeauprezBob BeauprezJanuary 18, 201810min5980

Recently, Colorado Politics published my commentary lauding the many noteworthy achievements of the new Trump administration in only the president's first year in office. That praise is justified and hopefully there is a great deal more good to come from our 45th president and the Republican majority in Congress. However, as we have repeatedly witnessed with Donald Trump, every gain seems to come with a measure of pain – usually self-inflicted.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 2, 20184min9420

Seizing upon an ongoing dispute between state Republicans over whether gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo can attend a forum sponsored by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans, a spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party gleefully tweaked the opposition Tuesday. State GOP officials, for their part, shrugged off the jab from across the aisle, with one calling it a "lame attempt" to drive apart Republicans.


Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirAugust 31, 20173min1490

As’s Joey Bunch noted Tuesday, the Denver City Council made official this week its already-well-established resistance to the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown. The council action makes it a matter of black-letter law that Denver isn’t cooperating with feds.

Sure, it has been the practice of of the city all along not to work too closely with federal law enforcement when Denver police take immigrants into custody. But Monday night, the council adopted an ordinance codifying the city’s procedures — which is essentially a don’t-ask-don’t-tell approach regarding the immigration status of anyone locked up in Denver.

And today, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will sign that new policy into law along with a “complementary” he will issue on the subject. The mayor’s office issued a press release announcing the event:

…Hancock will sign Council Bill 0940, the Denver Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Act, into law, memorializing existing city policies and practices to reduce fear within the immigrant community and clarify for everyone that Denver is not engaging in immigration enforcement.

The mayor will also issue a complementary Executive Order to firmly establish Denver as a safe and welcoming city for all by promoting public safety through community trust; fostering respect and trust between community members and all city officials; ensuring all community members the rights and liberties that are guaranteed to them; and offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy Denver’s economic, cultural, political, and social life and providing the ability to succeed and thrive freely without fear.

And here’s more on the Thursday afternoon event:

WHO:                   Mayor Hancock

City Council members Robin Kniech and Paul López

Denver City Attorney’s Office

Community Coalition members


WHAT:                 Ordinance and Executive Order signing ceremony


WHEN:                 Today at 2:30 p.m.


WHERE:               Parr-Widener Community Room, 3rd Floor, City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St.