Denver City Council is doing its best to put its citizens at risk by embracing the whole “sanctuary city” thing with reckless abandon.
They’ve introduced a piece of legislation that will prohibit officials from voluntarily cooperating with immigration officials.
According to The Daily Caller, The Denver City Council introduced a measure Wednesday that would essentially prohibit city officials from voluntarily cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
While most of its provisions simply codify existing municipal guidance, the four-point proposal does include one new policy: Going forward, the Denver Sheriff Department would no longer be allowed to notify immigration agents when an inmate wanted on an immigration detainer is about to be released from jail, the Denver Post reported.
The city already refuses to hold criminal aliens past their jail sentences for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but the proposed law would take that policy a step further by preventing police from giving immigration agents advance warning that a subject is about to go free.
The two City Council members who introduced the so-called Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Act said Denver should not be helping ICE enforce federal immigration law.
We are a nation of laws and these laws are designed to help us stay safe from threats to both our personal security and economic prosperity.
By refusing to cooperate with the law, Denver is placing residents at risk from criminal illegals who will see the city as a place to hide in the shadows from law enforcement while they carry out their misdeeds.
It’s also a slap in the face to the many legal immigrants who fought hard to come here the right way and honor our laws and culture, contributing to our society and economy. These folks deserve to be respected, and a system that rewards criminal behavior instead of the good behavior of law abiding citizens is unjust.
Hopefully this measure will fail and the people of Denver will be kept safe while the law is upheld.
[This article was written by Steve Parker]