Democrats in Senate reject immigrant crackdowns

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democrats have driven nails in the coffin of this year's illegal immigration crackdowns pushed by Republicans.

A Senate committee voted 3-2 Monday against two GOP-sponsored bills aimed at illegal immigrants.

One of the proposals would have required the Colorado Secretary of State to block voters when their citizenship is in doubt. The other measure would withhold some state funding from cities and towns that won't participate in a federal initiative to identify illegal immigrants through the use of fingerprints when they're arrested.

Colorado Republicans began this year's legislative session with an aggressive plan to crack down on illegal immigration, but most of their bills have failed.

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  • by Dave Location: GJ on Apr 19, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    Figures the regressives would. They seem to find that things written clearly in the Constitution are not allowed and things that aren't must be protected.
  • by HP Location: GJ on Apr 19, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    Most of us welcome Immigrants, so long as they come here legally. It is the illegal population that gets to me.
  • by Robert Location: GJ on Apr 19, 2011 at 06:19 AM
    Sure they did. They don't want to lose one of their voting bases.
  • by rick Location: gj on Apr 19, 2011 at 05:19 AM
    simple, vote out all democrats, my turn for some free stuff....
  • by voting taxpayer Location: gj on Apr 18, 2011 at 05:47 PM
    Hey,bout time.We are finally doing something besides talking about gays&dope smokers.We'er doing something for working AMERICAN voting taxpayers.Illegal immigrants are not.For you hate'n liberals what part of illegal is not understood.You hate'n liberals need to understand that compassion is AMERICA'S greatest asset.Their is no way WE as a society will let anybody die or starve along our streets our backroads our schools our homes.Don't get me wrong can't blame anyone for wanting to better them self.We as people need to be responsible for our actions.That is why we our governed by laws.These laws apply to everyone.Everyone needs to be accountable for their actions.So pull the nose ring out quit your hate'n and be AMERICAN and live.Life is good.Let's make it better for our grandkids
  • by Dan Location: gjt on Apr 18, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    Just keep it up. Something is bound to happen.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 at 08:08 PM in reply to Dan
      I hope you are a democrat. They are the only ones getting away with the threats. Unless, of course, I missed the arrests of the tolerant left that death threated the barry soetoro billboard owner's family.
      • reply
        by Disgusted on Apr 19, 2011 at 06:04 PM in reply to
        The one positive that has came out of the last two years is we finally understand who the left really are and what they really represent. Now that the mask is off, I have faith that the American voter will make the correct choice the next time, or at least a better one.
  • by Nun Location: Grand Junction on Apr 18, 2011 at 05:18 PM
    Just another reason to never vote for a DemocRAT.
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