Background: The aggressive efforts of the federal immigration agency known as ICE is prompting states like Colorado to explore limits on their authority. Federal authorities say such moves amount to sanctuary policies.
Wants to reform ICE
A: As governor, Hickenlooper signed legislation granting in-state tuition to people in the DACA program and grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. He was vocal about opposing Trump’s decision to end DACA. Moving forward, he supports dramatic reforms to ICE and a delay in deportations and detainments amid the coronavirus.
Wants to abolish ICE
A: He supports abolishing ICE and wants to protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. As Colorado House speaker, he supported a bill at the state level that cracked down on immigrants in the country illegally -- as a way to avoid a harsher ballot measure -- but said he now regrets making that political compromise.