We invited all these illegal aliens

Article publisher: 
Denver Gazette
Article date: 
5 October 2023
Article category: 
Colorado News
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As busloads of illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] arrive in Colorado, straining every fabric of our social services network...

There’s a reason for that, but public officials seem to forget.

A 2017 memo by then-Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson does not mince words regarding the treatment immigrants should expect in Denver. The city wants papers. Not from immigrants, but from any official of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency who dares enforce immigration law in Denver.

“Any ICE official who requests to hold a person without proper legal documents to do so shall be denied,” the sheriff wrote.

A 2017 ordinance prohibits city employees “from collecting information on immigration or citizenship status; prohibits the sharing of any other information about individuals for purposes of immigration enforcement …”

In other words, city employees break the law if they assist with immigration enforcement. They break the law by merely allowing federal immigration officials on city property...

“If being a sanctuary city means that we value taking care of one another, and welcoming refugees and immigrants, then I welcome the title,” said then-Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in a 2017 YouTube video...

“In Colorado, we value and respect our immigrant community,” said Conor Cahill, the top spokesman for Gov. Jared Polis, in a 2020 email...

Our duly elected public officials asked for this, and the electorate offered no resistance. Don’t invite the masses and then place blame when they show up...