DENVER (AP) Denver's City Council has approved an ordinance aimed at protecting immigrants amid White House threats to revoke federal money from so-called sanctuary cities.
Denver's ordinance, approved on a 10-0 vote late Monday, largely sets into law what is current practice. It's designed to reassure the city's immigrants while not formally declaring Colorado's capital a sanctuary city.
Mayor Michael Hancock and city councilors say it formalizes Denver's current practice of prohibiting city employees from collecting information on immigration status and sharing it with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
It also bars local officers from immigration enforcement and ICE agents from access to inmates without a warrant. Denver currently allows ICE agents to interview inmates at the Denver County Jail.