DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s policy to halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants:
“I applaud the President’s decision to halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who deserve every opportunity to succeed in what has become their home country. This new policy takes a common sense approach to immigration laws, acknowledging the difference between those who choose to come to the U.S. without proper documentation and children who are here through no choice of their own.
“By granting these young people relief from deportation and providing a pathway to work visas, we improve their chances of contributing positively to our economy, our society and their own families while strengthening America's global competitiveness. With this policy, our country also takes a critical step towards compassionate and responsible immigration reform.
“While this is an exciting moment, there is still much work to be done. To compete and thrive in today’s global economy, we must give all our children an opportunity to succeed.”