Dem Colorado Gov. Polis Implements Sanctuary State Policy for Illegal Aliens

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Colorado forbids police from holding illegal aliens when ICE asks
Article CAIRCO note: 
Police won’t abide by ICE’s requests they hold people beyond a release date
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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Colorado law enforcement officials are now prohibited from holding undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens] solely on the basis of a request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed House Bill 1124.... The new law took effect immediately with Polis’ signature....

ICE detainers, or holds, are requests by federal law enforcement to detain immigrants [illegal aliens] for up to 48 hours beyond their release date if ICE believes they’re undocumented [illegal aliens]. The additional two days gives ICE agents time to decide whether the individual should be removed from the country....

HB 1124 prohibits Colorado police and sheriff’s officials from complying with them. It also prohibits probation officers from providing a person’s information to federal immigration officials and requires Colorado police read immigrants immigrants [illegal aliens] their Miranda rights when coordinating a telephone or video interview with ICE....

HB 1124 was passed in the Colorado Senate by a vote of 20-15 with Republican Sen. Vicki Marble joining all Democrats in favor. It passed the House by a vote of 36-28, despite four Democrats and all Republicans voting in opposition....


Denver Post and Jared Polis are hazardous to Colorado Freedom, by Dennis Jamison, Canada Free Press, August 27, 2019.


Polis - Not My Governot

'Not my Colorado' and 'Not my Governor' bumper stickers are popping up in Northern Colorado, 7 Denver, July 10, 2019: A petition to try and recall Gov. Polis has been launched.

Polis signed Senate Bill 30, which allows illegal aliens to have a guilty plea dismissed if they were not told that a guilty plea would affect their immigration status, and could lead to deportation from America.

Polis signed House Bill 1192, requiring all Colorado public schools to teach culture and history of Latino and other minorities, and in addition LGBT people and religious minorities. It should be surmised that radical Islam would likely be considered a religious minority in the context of this law.

Colorado gives illegal alien students access to financial aid for college - Colorado Governor Polis signed House Bill 1196 on Monday.

Gov. Jared Polis signs illegal alien driver’s license bill - Bill increases number of locations illegal aliens can obtain a license, Denver Post, May 28, 2019.

Don’t believe the media hype, Jared Polis is no libertarian, by John Caldera, Complete Colorado, May 29, 2019.

Sanctuary Cities in America, including Denver and Aurora, Colorado, CAIRCO.

ICE says Colorado law against holding immigrants will have “tragic” consequences - Response comes a day after Gov. Jared Polis signed HB 1124, Denver Post, May 30, 2019:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement fired back Wednesday after the state of Colorado prohibited police from keeping immigrants [illegal aliens] in custody at ICE’s request, calling the new law “dangerous” and suggesting it will lead to violence....

“By signing Colorado’s House Bill 1124, the state has codified a dangerous policy that deliberately obstructs our country’s lawful immigration system, protects serious criminal alien offenders, and undermines public safety,” ICE said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

As a result of the new law, “criminals will now be returned to the streets throughout Colorado,” the agency said. “This is an irresponsible law that will undoubtedly have tragic future consequences at the expense of innocent citizens, lawful residents and visitors.”...

Former ICE Chief Slams Maryland for Sanctuary Legislation, The Epoch Times, April 2, 2019:

Tom Homan, the former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said politicians who enact sanctuary policies on the premise of protecting immigrant communities end up doing the complete opposite.

“Because if ICE can get the bad guy in a county jail, it’s done and it’s over,” Homan told The Epoch Times on March 14.

“But when they release a bad guy from the county jail … now, ICE has to go find that guy, which means they’re going to go into the community … where they’re probably going to find others, others that weren’t even on their radar. Number two, when you release a criminal alien back to the street, he’s going to reoffend in the very community in which he lives—the immigrant community.”...

A detainer is a request for an illegal alien to be held until an ICE agent can take custody, or for the jail to notify ICE when an illegal alien is to be released from custody....

“I dare any of these politicians to go to the immigrant community and ask them this one simple question: ‘Where would you rather have ICE operating—in our county jail or in your neighborhood?’ What do you think they’re going to say?” Homan said.

“You can’t say ‘prioritize criminals, but we’re going to be a sanctuary and you can’t come in our jail.’ You can’t say it both ways. It just don’t make sense.”

In fiscal 2018, ICE arrested more than 138,000 aliens with criminal histories. Of all arrests made, 87 percent were of convicted criminals or those with pending criminal charges....

California paved the way in 2018 when it enacted sweeping sanctuary legislation, but at least 180 cities and counties across the country have similar policies.

Other states that have sanctuary policies include Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont...

For ICE, access to jails and being told when criminal aliens are about to be released are matters of safety and efficiency. The agency has 6,000 agents in the country to find and remove immigration violators, especially criminals, gang members, and potential terrorists.

“It’s simple math. It’s operational necessity. Because one officer can sit in a county jail and process 10 criminal aliens a day,” Homan said. “But when you release those 10 criminal aliens a day, now we’ve got to send a whole team … to arrest somebody on their turf, who has access to who-knows-what weapons. So we’ve got to send a lot more agents in that area to do the same job a few used to do in the county jail. So it doesn’t make sense.”

CAIRCO Note: And yet that's what leftist Colorado Democrats have done. To a rational, patriotic American, it doesn't make sense. But it makes perfect sense to open borders leftists who wish to impose their Progressive policies on Colorado and America. The following article explains the mindset of the anti-American left:

It’s Not Trump Derangement Syndrome, by Karin McQuillan, American Greatness, April 27, 2019:

Democrats’ behavior after 2016 is not mass delusion or mass hysteria or Trump Derangement Syndrome, or any of the other psychobabble explanations that dominate our political commentary....

Under Barack Obama, ordinary Democrats became enamored of the narrative that they were the Good People, hence entitled to crush anyone in their way, because everything they do is in the service of social justice.

The derangement we are facing is not Orange Man Bad; it is America Bad.

The Democrats don’t believe in our two-party system anymore. They utterly reject American civic norms of treating the president with a modicum of respect and cooperation. They don’t want to alternate presidential power every four or eight years. They think theirs is the only party that deserves to be elected.

Before Trump was a gleam in their eye, Democrats saw themselves as the only morally valid people in the country. They don’t want individual rights anymore, only group rights. They want Republicans and dissenting liberals to be silenced....

Democrats hate our electoral system as unjust because it doesn’t deliver to them guaranteed victory. All their efforts towards 2020 will be focused on changing our election laws and norms. They don’t want the electoral college, which guards against domination of the country by politically narrow urban population centers... They don’t want any safeguards against voter fraud....

Social justice, like all Marxist ideologies, believes the ends justify the means....

A political movement based on a sense of moral monopoly and it’s own unquestioned right to rule is anti-American at its core....