April 25: Sanctuary — Local Priorities and Federal Immigration Enforcement

Photo of protestersThe Trump administration has taken a number of steps to accelerate immigration enforcement in the United States, including expanding the pool of undocumented immigrants considered deportation priorities and hiring thousands of new federal enforcement officials.

The administration is also seeking to expand agreements with local law enforcement to detain undocumented immigrants, and is publishing lists of jurisdictions that are not cooperating.

Many cities, including Denver and Aurora, are declaring that they will not cooperate in this way. K-12 schools and universities are also considering their options, as fear grows that DHS practices of avoiding immigration enforcement in “sensitive” locations such as schools may not be continued by the new administration.

Join us for a conversation about the intersection among these competing priorities, including the implications of local refusal to aid federal immigration officials.


  • Jose Beteta, Executive Director, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Boulder County
  • Denise Maes, Public Policy Director, ACLU of Colorado
  • Chad Sublet, Assistant City Attorney, Denver
  • Representative Dave Williams (District 15), Colorado General Assembly

Moderator: Jorge M. Chavez, Ph.D., Visiting Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver

When: 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Where: Tivoli Student Union, Baerresen Ballroom (3rd floor), 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver (map)
Admission: Free, but space is limited — register now! Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

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