A Denver council committee wants the city to protect illegal immigrants from deportation.
When the Denver safety committee met to overwhelmingly recommend that the city protect illegal aliens from Federal law enforcement authorities, lots of people came to encourage them. Some number of them, according to the story below, were illegal aliens themselves. The story tells of one but makes it clear that they were welcome to participate.
The question before the committee was, supposedly, whether the city had the authority to protect illegal aliens. So why should anyone’s opinion matter in such a deliberation unless they had expertise in Constitutional law?
CBS 4 in Denver reports, “City Council Considers Stance On Protecting Immigrants From Federal Agents.”
Dozens of people filled the room where the Denver City Council met on Wednesday to consider taking a stance on protecting immigrants from federal agents. The safety committee passed the ordinance by a vote of 6-1.[…]
The debate focuses on whether a proposed ordinance, that offers protection for illegal immigrants, is within the scope of Denver’s legal authority.
Denver City Council members Robin Kniech and Paul Lopez are spearheading the bill. More than 100 people were in attendance to urge council members to approve the ordinance.
Among those in attendance at the meeting was Victor Galvan who told CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger he is in the country without proper paperwork.