BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Law enforcement officials stand guard outside the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado prior to the event on October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. The 14 Republican presidential candidates will take part in two debates; there will be four candidates debating at 4PM and 10 candidates debating at 6PM local time. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

BOULDER, Colo. — In what the city called “a gesture of appreciation and solidarity,” the City of Boulder transferred $10,000 from the City Manager’s Office to a new student relief fund that assists immigrant students at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to a spokesperson Friday.
The payment was approved by the Boulder City Council after the CU Regents expressed their desire to establish a fund for students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) programs.
According to a press release from the City of Boulder, many of the students who will be eligible for this assistance came to the United States as children but are prevented from accessing federal or state financial aid because of their families’ immigration status.
The release continues, saying “The fund has been created through and is being managed by the CU Foundation to ensure that the money comes …
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