Congressman Coffman touched on sanctuary cities, which we hear a lot about in the news lately, then did an excellent job explaining how cities that shelter undocumented immigrants are not the real issue, but rather our broken immigration system as a whole.
Sanctuary cites are only a symptom of a greater problem that requires fixing our broken immigration system and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress, on both sides of the aisle, to get the job done
“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.”
“We don’t have any policy or anything that prohibits our folks from interacting with ICE. We just follow the law,” said Police Chief Robert Handy, adding his officers don’t generally ask about immigration status because it doesn’t relate to their cases, not because they’re protecting anyone. “If they go get a warrant, we’ll hold them in our jail. If they ask us to go help for a search warrant on a drug house, we’re going to help them.”