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Immigration Reporting Repeal Approved In Colorado

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Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) – A bill to repeal Colorado’s illegal immigrant reporting requirement has passed the House without debate.

The bill does away with the state’s divisive 2006 requirement that law enforcement report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities. The law is spottily enforced, in part because of a new federal immigration law implemented since 2006 to snag illegal immigrants who get arrested.

The repeal measure passed the House 36-26 Monday. All Democrats favored the repeal, and all Republicans voted against it except one – Rep. Tim Dore of Elizabeth.

The bill now awaits consideration in the Democratic Senate.

LINK: House Bill 1258

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