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Colo. lawmakers kill Ariz.-style immigration bill

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Colorado lawmakers have killed a bill that would have copied Arizona’s immigration law. A House committee unanimously voted to kill the bill on Monday at the request of the sponsor, Republican Rep. Randy Baumgardner. Baumgardner says he acted because of the cost taxpayers would face if the law is challenged. Baumgardner’s proposal would give law… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers kill Ariz.-style immigration bill

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Arizona-style immigration bill to die in Colo.

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A Colorado lawmaker sponsoring an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration said he’s backing off the effort because he worries it would cost taxpayers if it is challenged in court. Republican Rep. Randy Baumgardner told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he plans to ask fellow lawmakers to effectively kill the bill. “We’re probably going to… Continue Reading Arizona-style immigration bill to die in Colo.

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An immigration review of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s workers has spread to 60 of its restaurants in Virginia and the nation’s capital, the Denver-based chain said Tuesday. Chipotle fired hundreds of workers in Minnesota after Immigration and Customs Enforcement reviewed employees’ I-9 forms last year and found some with “suspect documents.” The I-9 forms prove… Continue Reading Chipotle immigration review spreads to multiple restaurants

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Colorado small business owners favor penalizing employers who hire illegal immigrants, privatizing some functions of state government and incentives promoting economic development. The findings are part of this year’s National Federation of Independent Businesses member survey. The NFIB asked the following questions this year: Do you support legislation that provides tax incentives or public money… Continue Reading NFIB survey: Penalize those who hire illegal immigrants

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Colorado Republicans lawmakers are proposing that people provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. The bill will get its first hearing Wednesday in the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Sen. Ted Harvey of Highlands Ranch says the state can’t allow illegal votes to be cast for either party if elections are… Continue Reading Colo. Republicans want voters to prove citizenship

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Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, introduced an immigration bill yesterday that mimics Arizona enforcement measures. Senate Bill 54 would authorize police to arrest people if officers had probable cause to believe those people are in the U.S. illegally. It’s one of a number of bills expected to be introduced this session that deal with the… Continue Reading Lambert introduces Arizona-style immigration bill

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In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

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The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration. In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young, illegal immigrants become legal to debating whether children born to parents who are in the country illegally should continue to… Continue Reading In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

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Colorado Republican lawmakers are planning legislation to address illegal immigration. Sen.-elect Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, said he plans to introduce an Arizona-style law when the Legislature convenes in January. It would require police to check people’s immigration status. The Republican Study Committee of Colorado, a coalition of GOP state lawmakers which has no legal authority… Continue Reading Sen. Lambert planning Arizona-style immigration legislation

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes told a group during a campaign stop that he’ll be tough on illegal immigration no matter what the federal government thinks, saying “screw them.” Maes was speaking at a restaurant in Avon, Colo. when he made the comments after saying that as governor he would make sure a state… Continue Reading Maes to federal government: ‘Screw them’

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Colorado Republican lawmakers say they want to introduce legislation similar to Arizona’s strict immigration law and they’re getting pointers from legislators in Phoenix. Colorado is the latest state to send a delegation of lawmakers to Arizona to talk about adopting a law similar to the one being challenged by the federal government. Eleven members of… Continue Reading Colorado GOP wants immigration law like Arizona’s

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