Denver launches growing immigrant defense fund to aid people with problems stemming from their legal status

Article subtitle: 
Move is among city actions that have drawn federal ire amid crackdown on illegal immigration
Article CAIRCO note: 
Immigrants with "problems stemming from their legal status" are most likely illegal aliens.
Article author: 
Jon Murray
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
19 March 2018
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

Denver city officials on Monday launched a long-discussed legal defense fund that now stands to direct $385,000 — and growing — to organizations that help immigrants [illegal aliens] who are facing deportation and other legal issues.

The partly taxpayer-funded initiative, now officially called the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund, was set in motion last summer when the City Council and Mayor Michael Hancock approved new measures that were aimed at resisting federal immigration enforcement and helping immigrants, largely those living in the country illegally. New restrictions limit how much Denver police officers and jail deputies can cooperate with federal immigration authorities ...

The intention of Denver’s new fund is for nonprofit groups to provide attorneys for people who are fighting removal proceedings, as long as there is a reasonable defense case to be made. The groups also could use the money to help people who were brought to the United States as children and have been protected by the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA ...

This California city council member has a different response to Sanctuary cities and the state.

Los Alamitos councilman to state lawmakers on sanctuary law: You’re ‘bullying us’ , OC Register, March 19, 2018 

“This is our way of going on record saying we’re going to comply with the U.S. Constitution,” said [city councilman] Warren Kusumoto ... “California legislators are bulling local elected officials into violating our oath of office,” he said...