Immigration politely, but emotionally, debated in Glenwood Springs

Sep 26, 2017

The panelists included law enforcement, a county commissioner, educators and undocumented immigrants.

In the wake of several high-profile decisions on immigration by President Trump, residents packed a room at the Glenwood Springs Library on Tuesday night to hear local leaders debate the issue.

The panelists included law enforcement, a county commissioner, educators and undocumented immigrants. They all agreed the nation’s immigration system is broken, and that immigrants play an essential role in the valley’s economy.

 

There was no consensus, however, on what role the county should play in building trust with the local Latino community.

 

The forum was organized by the Glenwood Post Independent and moderated by the newspaper’s editor and publisher, Randy Essex.