DENVER — Denver will set aside $200,000 to help immigrants facing deportation or other proceedings.
The Denver City Council voted 9-4 on Monday night to create a legal defense fund for immigrants, including those living in the country illegally.
Earlier this year, Mayor Michael Hancock proposed using $100,000 from a contingency fund for that purpose.
Besides doubling the amount, council members also voted to create a specific line item for the defense fund.
Hancock spokeswoman Jenna Espinoza said the mayor will accept the budget changes.
A panel is studying how the fund will work and how the money will be distributed.
The city’s entire budget faces a final vote next week.