# Mexican immigrants
Mexican sister city discussion in Aurora turns ‘racist’
Aurora City Councilmember Juan Marcano accused some of his colleagues of racism Monday during a discussion about forging a relationship with Chihuahua, Mexico. Aurora Sister Cities International and Marcano want to create a sister-city partnership with Chihuahua because of the large number of Mexican immigrants living here. Most are from Chihuahua, according to the sister cities group. In Denver, 22.3 percent of consulate documents relate to Chihuahua.
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