Farduus Ahmed, a Somalian refugee, listens to a panel discussion concerning immigrant policies, rights and mental health on Thursday Dec. 01, 2016 at Aurora Central High School.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

“We are not here to enforce immigration,” Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz told the audience of his department’s stance. “We are not here to detain people for immigration reasons. We are not here to question or investigate an individual’s suspected immigration status. That’s not our role and we’re not going to do that.”