Denver has always been known as a "sanctuary city" by the residents and natives
of the state. So I looked it up to see if that's changed. What a bucket of pig muck! After Trump said how he was going to "end" sanctuary cities, Denver mayor, and governor both said there were no sanctuary cities in the state (First cite). This was in conflict with several very conservative sources. I went back to major sources to see what they would say (2d cite). It seems that they're playing both sides of the issue. Anyway, I'll let you read both just for giggles. FYSA, 303 magazine is a major liberal magazine with a target audiance of preppy college students and richer residents.
I think it actually makes a difference in this case.
Democratic Colorado governor defends busing immigrants to other states
Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) is busing illegal immigrants who have landed in his state of Colorado to Chicago and New York City, drawing ire from his fellow Democrats, his office confirmed Tuesday.
The move echoes the busing campaign that red states such as Florida and Texas have deployed, but Polis defended the move, arguing that about 70% of the immigrants being transported did not have Colorado as their final destination and that his administration is treating them with "dignity and respect."
“No one should play politics with the lives of migrants who came here to escape oppression, and in Colorado, we are honoring our values of treating people with dignity and respect," he said in a press release.
"Coloradans would expect nothing less from us to uphold our shared values to assist people fleeing oppression."
Since Dec. 9, over 3,500 illegal immigrants have arrived in Denver. Most of them were moved from border states such as Texas, according to the city. Michael Hancock, Denver's mayor, declared a state of emergency last month and has requested federal aid to assist with the influx of immigrants.
Polis called Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, on Monday night to inform him that Colorado planned to send illegal immigrants to the Big Apple. Adams vented frustration at the move.