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 planto 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.
To our immigrant community,call 911 if U need emergency assistance!
APD won't investigate,enforce,or detain solely for immigration status.
— Chief Nick Metz (@APDChiefMetz) February 17, 2017
Many in the community are already on edge after several immigration arrests in the past month.