Denver Police Dept. immigration memo doesn't mean this is a sanctury city, spokesman says

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KHOW's Peter Boyles has obtained an April 25 memo from Denver Police Chief Gerald Whitman that reads in part, "EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, DENVER POLICE OFFICERS SHALL NO LONGER ADD A CHARGE OF OR WRITE 'REFER TO IMMIGRATION' ON ARREST OR CHARGING DOCUMENTS." But while Boyles sees the directive as proof Denver is a "sanctuary city," a DPD spokesman insists it means nothing of the sort.

The memo begins by pointing out that the City and County of Denver is participating in Safe Communities, a Department of Homeland Securities Program designed to address illegal immigration. Whitman then writes that "new DSD [Denver Sheriff's Department] procedures" negate requirements from the police department's operation manual that when a suspect believed to be an undocumented immigrant is arrested, a "Refer to Immigration" note should be added to the other charge or charges. At that point, the Sheriff's department would contact the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) branch.

So... what are those new DSD procedures? According to Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson, they call for Sheriff's department personnel to routinely run everyone through the ICE system when they go to jail -- which means a "Refer to Immigration" add-on from the police would be redundant and unnecessary. In his words, "we used to do it, but now the Sheriff's department will take care of that. The officer on the street won't do it. The Sheriff's department will when they go to jail.

"It doesn't really change anything," he maintains, "and it doesn't have anything to do with being a sanctuary city."

Here's the complete memo:

Denver Police Department Immigration Directive

More from our Immigration archive: "Colorado immigration partnership with feds wrongly focusing on non-criminals, study says."

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Druid
Druid

Do these clowns take us for fools?  Of course this means we're a sanctuary city.  No matter how you dress it up, a pig is still a pig.  It is what it is, and we ARE a sanctuary city.  Either that, or the cops are too lazy to do their jobs.  

Bruce Baker
Bruce Baker

Any community where an illegal alien is arrested more than once and not deported is a sanctuary city. Period. It's not the job of police to go looking for illegal aliens, but when they're stopped for a traffic offense and 1) they don't speak English 2) they don't have a license 3) they don't have proof of insurance: That's 'probable cause'. They should be referred to ICE.

KickDemOut
KickDemOut

But it is, it is, it is. Denver cops will not question illegals and ask for papers. It's sick, Denver cops aren't real cops. They are the political arm of the Socialist Democrat Union Party.

Bruce Baker
Bruce Baker

They're the political arm of the Democrat-Socialist party. That party should be forced to change their name due to truth-in-advertising laws! The hyphen denotes a former name (Democrat Party) and the 'Socialist' reflects the reality of their now Marxist position/belief/attitude.

Picknroll
Picknroll

If Denver isn't a sanctury city, why are there so many illegal aliens there?

Bruce Baker
Bruce Baker

The "New" policy will only apply to serious felons, and not to all of them. This is a cop out.

Enforce all our Immigration Laws, especially the one against hiring Illegal Aliens.

86emmm
86emmm

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GOD BLESS THE U.S.!!!

Robert
Robert

"sanctury" (sic)

levotb
levotb

"Secure Communities" is anything BUT a secure program! It lets millions of illegal aliens--criminals, Federal lawbreakers--go while "cherrypicking"/arresting only the CONVICTED FELON illegals! DHS/ICE claims it doesn't have the money to arrest the millions of non-felon illegal aliens but that's total b.s. Are Janet "Big Sis" Napolitano and John "the Idiot" Morton appearing before Congress pleading for more money so they can arrest and deport all illegal aliens they find? No! Why? Because they want them to get Amnesty so they can become future Democrat voters.

Larry Lowry
Larry Lowry

Sigh - Peter, it's way past time to STFU - you'll never be more than a minor league Glen Beck, and you've become an ever-increasing embarrasment to this community.

Alan Berg is rolling over in his grave . . .

Bruce Baker
Bruce Baker

Larry, you're way off base. Glenn Beck does have his good points, but he's not in Peter's league when it comes to facing the issues honestly and then doing something about them. Peter is a true patriot. I'll bet you can't wait for the U.N. to take over and absolve you of the responsibility to vote.

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