Colorado Lawmakers, Activists Promote Pro-Immigrant Legislation

La Opinión, Posted: Jan 05, 2010

DENVER—Lawmakers and pro-immigrant activists in Colorado announced Monday that they will push for changing detention legislation currently applied to undocumented immigrants because of the "negative effect they have on the community.” reports La Opinión.

"Our broken immigration system unfairly puts many immigrants behind bars," said state Sen. Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora).

"More than half of those immigrants detained never committed a crime. Detention is expensive because it costs the state more than $100 per day per detainee. But we lose more than money. We lose as a community when we arrest them (immigrants) as a first resort, when it should be the last," he said.

Carroll said that instead of detaining immigrants, part of the solution could be reducing the required waiting time to complete immigration formalities.



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Brittanicus on Jan 05, 2010 at 19:29:11 said:

This unsustainable greed cannot last much longer as wages fall and benefits are extinguished by the ruthless use of illegal labor. E-Verify, the local police 287 (g) with the power to arrest, didn't exist prior to President Bush introduction to the job market. From its inception E-Verify to stem illegal aliens from stealing jobs from millions of legitimized workers as part of the progressive SAVE ACT. Free trade under the NAFTA treaty became an abomination, as it deposed indigenous farmers from their income lands South of the border, thanks to US agricultural corporations. They needed to feed their families, so in their desperation they came looking for work in the United States. This catch 22 situation has appropriated lands in Mexico for US agricultural interests, at the same time forcing millions striving to reach this nation. As the Obama administration considers CIR, the numbers of illegal immigrants will rise in apportionment to the new AMNESTY law being to be enacted.

It might seem meaningless now, but if the rush to the border comes, as its been said by blogger's like me and even the press, whom normally have their fingers in their ears. That--NOTHING--will--STOP--the onslaught. The US Border Patrol needs to be enforced with the National Guard, because the numbers who try to force a way into America will freeze the brain. OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN CRIPPLED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND WILL CONTINUE TOO, BECAUSE OF POOR ENFORCEMENT. THE NUMBERS OF 12 TO 13 MILLION ALREADY HERE, DOESN'T ADD UP?

Those who have urged President Obama to enact this nonsensical AMNESTY, will be out-of-office, in the 2010 election year. Sen.Harry Reid (D-NV) leading the pack of wolves, will be the first to end up on the political funeral pyre. Those who come here from South of border and the very tip of South America, will enter with contagious diseases, criminal records and may be even terrorists. Those who slip across the Canadian border or through lengthy tourist lines at airport terminals could also be carriers of many viruses, not seen in America for fifty years.

All these millions of extra mouths to feed, will overload the government entitlement system and our crammed prisons. For many Americans this use of illegal labor and the consequences of Overpopulation seems the least of their worries, in this devastated economy. Perhaps it seems foolish to expect patriotic Americans to make their voices known, but if we do not stop this AMNESTY. We will be committing financial suicide for every legitimate person in this country, for every low skilled, unskilled US worker. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your Senator and Congressman and use the voting power of THE PEOPLE. NUMBERSUSA AND JUDICIAL WATCH for more enlightening information about this ultra serious concern.

Latest News from JUDICIAL WATCH: The records clerk (Clara Aguilar) at Valencia County Detention Center in New Mexico says her job is on the line for assisting state police officers who requested she call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding newly apprehended illegal aliens. Since 2007, the county facility has notified the federal agency about illegal immigrant arrestees but the system abruptly changed recently. With at least four (Albuquerque, Aztec, Rio Arriba County and Santa Fe) official illegal immigrant sanctuary cities or counties, New Mexico is one of ten states in the nation that offers undocumented aliens discounted tuition at public colleges and universities and one of seven that gives them official driver’s licenses.

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