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Capitol review: 4 key immigrant bills passed, but a big one failed

"Many thousands of legal and unauthorized immigrants are living in fear in Colorado, in part the result of the White House’s aggressive stand on detainment and deportation."


"With Democrats in power at the Capitol this session, lawmakers worked on several policies meant to provide some relief to the immigrant community. They were successful with several, but lost a key one:

Gov. Jared Polis refused to support policies to limit the reach of federal immigration enforcement officers in Colorado."


"Polis is expected to sign bills to provide basic, day-to-day relief for immigrants, but the notion of making systemic, statewide policy changes to thwart Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was a non-starter for him, and the legislature abandoned some sweeping reforms as a result."



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