A divisive 2006 law requiring Colorado police to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities could be coming off the books.
A program that automatically checks the immigration status of all jail inmates in Colorado quietly went into effect this week following years of opposition and fears it could lead to deportation for otherwise minor offenses or ensnare crime victims.
Several Colorado County sheriffs say can’t afford to pay the costs of an expanding federal program that uses fingerprints to identify illegal immigrants.
A controversial program has the two Denver mayoral candidates on opposite sides of a heated debate over the “Secure Communities” program.
A rapidly expanding federal program that identifies illegal immigrants when they are arrested and fingerprinted became operational in Denver and in El Paso and Arapahoe counties on Tuesday.
A Republican lawmaker who wanted to copy Arizona’s immigration law is expected to kill his bill, but opponents say they’re still worried about other proposals targeting illegal immigration this this session.