Colorado law enforcement reaches out to immigrant community after Trump draft proposal leak

DENVER – Colorado law enforcement is reaching out to the immigrant community after news that the Trump administration is reportedly considering using the National Guard for immigration roundups.

The 11-page draft outlines a plan to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants in Colorado and ten other states.

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz tweeted shortly after the Associated Press released details on the draft proposal. He said his department will not “investigate, enforce, or detain solely for immigration status.” Chief Metz urged those in the community to not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency.

Many in the community are already on edge after several immigration arrests in the past month.

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