Gov. Polis issues directive barring Colorado agencies from helping with federal immigration enforcement

Article CAIRCO note: 
What utter insanity!
Article publisher: 
Colorado Sun
Article date: 
May 22, 2020
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
Article Body: 

The executive guidance signed Wednesday by Jared Polis prevents U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from gathering people’s personal information from the state unless agents have a court order or are investigating a crime...

Information — such as names, birthdays, social security or tax identification numbers, driver’s licenses and addresses — may not be released if its use is “solely related to federal immigration enforcement,” the guidance states.
 
The four-page executive guidance was issued without public notification and comes after lawmakers were working on a bill this year to outlaw information sharing for immigration purposes between ICE and state offices such as the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles....
 
ICE has said that any limits on information sharing puts public safety at risk....
 
Related
 
 
 
Governor orders Colorado schools closed, limits gatherings to 10 people and directs ski areas to stay shuttered - The order barring gatherings last for 30 days and applies to faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals "or any similar event that brings 10 or more people together," Colorado Sun, March 18, 2020.

Gov. Polis signs “red flag” gun law, permits seizure of guns, Snowmass Sun, April 12, 2019.