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Denver is set to change its sentencing ordinance to help some immigrants avoid deportation

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Mayor Michael Hancock says broader penalty shifts, hate crimes ordinance are among changes that will help
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Immigrants are in the country legally. Illegal aliens are not, and are subject to laws and law enforcement,including but not limited to deportation.
Article author: 
Jon Murray and Noelle Phillips
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
April 28, 2017
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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In the face of a federal immigration crackdown, Denver is set to change its sentencing ordinance to help some immigrants avoid deportation.

City officials plan to rewrite penalties for criminal violations, enact a local hate-crimes law and try out other programs as part of a move to reassure immigrants afraid of testifying in court or fearful of the risk petty offenses might pose ...

Some immigrant advocates say the proposed restructuring doesn’t go far enough, suggesting it would be smarter to make even the top category of offenses subject to a maximum 364 days in jail to help keep offenders off the federal radar ...



CAIRCO Note: "Top categories of offenses" include homicide. 

 
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