Lawmakers kill bill targeting “sanctuary cities” in Colorado

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District 16 Senator Tim Neville (left to right), District 23 Senator Vicki Marble and house district 15 Representative Dave Williams speak at a press conference for a second anti-sanctuary city bill at the State Capitol. April 5, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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District 16 Senator Tim Neville (left to right), District 23 Senator Vicki Marble and house district 15 Representative Dave Williams speak at a press conference for a second anti-sanctuary city bill at the State Capitol. April 5, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Colorado lawmakers have killed a bill to withhold state funds from so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect immigrants from deportation.

 

At the statehouse, majority Democrats on a House committee voted to defeat the Republican-backed bill on Wednesday.

They cited a federal judge’s injunction last month against President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold federal funding from “sanctuary cities.”

Opponents note that the term “sanctuary cities” has no legal definition.