Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tancredo charges Denver is a sanctuary city

Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has called on his state’s Governor, Bill Ritter, to cut state funding to the city of Denver. Tancredo says Denver has created a 'sanctuary city' by failing to implement Colorado's 2006 anti-sanctuary city law.

The law requires municipalities to refer suspected illegal immigrants to ICE. Along with 11 members of the state legislature, Tancredo sent a letter to Ritter outlining the charges.

'Denver's attitude seems to be, 'We're Denver. We're the 800-pound gorilla on the block, and we make our own laws,' ' Tancredo said.

Tancredo said that during 2005 and 2006, Denver was reimbursed more than $2.2 million by the state Criminal Alien Assistance Program for incarcerating more than 2,900 illegal immigrants, a number greater than actual ICE referrals.

'Where did they go?' Tancredo asked.

'Denver is the capital of the state. They set the example for the rest of the state. If they don't follow through on the law, and it's not enforced by the state, nobody's going to,' Tancredo said.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. Why are we putting up with this, especially with this shaky, messed up economy?. Why are we spending our hard earned money (garnished wages= taxes) on this baloney? Wise up! The chaos has to stop! There is a reason we have immigration laws. We need to absorb them---NOT be overwhelmed by them!


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