The amount of pushback from the Colorado State Government towards the Federal Government has been profound in the past, and is increasingly distancing itself as much as possible. This moderately blue state is reaping the benefits of state legislation in fear of things changing under the new Commander in Chief of federal government. In this article in the Denver Post, the details of the newest immigration rules in Denver are outlined. Denver is a sanctuary city for immigrants, and are not bound to any federal government coming in to deport people. This is an important topic not only in the state of Colorado, but also for our national relationship with Mexico. From a third generation Mexican American such as mysef, it is great to see the place that my family was brought up to be pushing back on issues like this. It will be interesting to see how else the state continues to distance itself from the federal government and take advantage of state laws.
The Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/27/immigrants-rights-denver-sanctuary-city/