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Lawmakers this legislative session will debate bail reforms to ensure fewer people accused of committing a crime have to wait in jail before they...
Colorado State Rep. Claire Levy said a bill that would make bail bonds more difficult to get by suspected illegal immigrants is just another attempt by the Republican party to grandstand on the issue of illegal immigration, but said it is likely to pass the House.
The ACLU of Colorado says a bail bonds bill targeting illegal immigrants interferes with the constitutional rights of all Coloradans. Colorado State Rep. Mark Barker, R-Colorado Springs, said his bill creates a level playing field.
If a new bill is passed, anyone arrested who is suspected of being in the country illegally may have a very hard time getting a bond. The bill would remove current exemptions that allow bail bond agents to reclaim their bond money if an immigrant is found to be illegally in the country and is deported.