In the past we’ve called these things, “humanitarian crises,” because they involved horrific things involving humans. These days, the Trumpers call it, “tough luck” and “not our problem.”
“All these other entities that are supporting DACA have ignored other immigration issues,” Mounier said during the Wednesday Management and Finance Committee meeting. “I’d like to see Aurora take the lead in focusing in on immigration (reform) and getting the entire Congress to work on immigration in its entirety.”
Everybody loses with this plan. There’s no doubt that these two southern senators are pandering to the soft xenophobia and racism that propelled Trump to the White House. This persistent anti-immigrant pitch, however, has been repeatedly debunked as an effective way to solve the country’s real or perceived woes
“We don’t want violent criminals on the street, and if a jurisdiction is going to do that, then, quite frankly — and announce that they’re going to it formally — then yeah, they ought to forgo their federal funds and we ought to spend it,” Coffman said. “I’ve consistently voted in favor of suspending federal funds to sanctuary cities.”
Many of these immigrants who are threatened with deportation are fully integrated into our communities. There are over half of a million immigrant residents in Colorado — they work, pay taxes and spend their money here. Not only would the cost of mass deportations result in an astronomical amount of taxpayers’ dollars lost, but our local economies would suffer from the loss these immigrant contributions in terms of labor, local spending and tax dollars
First, Aurora, and all of Colorado, must stand firm against the Trump administration’s misguided demands to use civilian police as immigration agents. It’s dangerous and ineffective. And second, we must push Colorado’s congressional representatives into helping us fight for what’s right and what makes sense: comprehensive immigration reform
For decades we have failed to overhaul an immigration system that has not evolved with a changing global economy. America’s needs have shifted and we need immigration laws that match the economic realities of 2016
For Republicans grappling with immigration in 2013, opposing the Senate’s Gang of Eight plan was more than just splitting hairs on the particulars of a bill – or advocating a “slower” approach, as the Post characterized it. Rather it was a decision that doomed reform in an attempt to appease anti-immigrant hardliners in the conservative base.
The justices said they will consider undoing lower court orders that blocked the plan from taking effect in the midst of a presidential campaign already roiled by the issue.