Local Votes On Immigration And A Compromise
Both parties in Congress know immigration laws need to be changed. But where do Colorado Senators stand on proposed reform, and how have they voted in the past?
It might come as no surprise that they disagreed on the issue last year, and will probably do so again this time around. But amid current news that a compromise has been reached, they’ve obviously found something to support.The U.S. Senate was debating comprehensive immigration reform this week, in an effort to obtain a bipartisan consensus building upon the proposals from last year in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act-one of which was a guest worker program favored by the Bush administration and shunned by other Republicans.
Last session Sen. Ken Salazar supported the reform proposal, although he also sponsored a successful amendment putting national security before a guest worker plan.
Sen. Wayne Allard was on the record for not supporting the measure, after the Senate rejected amendments he agreed with.
Recently, Sen. Salazar remarked that:
Sen. Allard has also made a statement:
While Colorado has recently suffered the consequences of harsh new immigration laws made last summer by the legislature, the federal government holds the greatest power over changing what many activists and lawmakers have called a broken system.
This afternoon, Sen. Salazar announced that a compromise had been reached with a guest worker program. It’s just not known right now what exact concessions had to be made to secure a consensus.
More information about the deal can be found here.
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