The federal government’s latest immigration orders have created disruption in our community.
Mass deportations cost our community valuable resources – we lose vital tax revenue, local industries are disrupted, schools become crisis centers and children who are separated from their parents end up in foster care.
It is up to us at the local level to minimize that disruption by finding efficient, effective and humane solutions.
Fair representation and due process will help reduce fear and take care of our community. Whether a person should have legal representation is about guarantying fairness and due process. It is a separate issue from whether someone should be deported.
- The Denver Metro Area is among the 20 U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest populations of undocumented immigrants. (PEW)
- About 15% of Denver residents are foreign born, that’s over 100,000 residents (New American Economy
- In 2014, Immigrants paid $652.5 Million in taxes in Denver and possessed 2.1 billion in purchasing power (New American Economy)