What about Colorado’s GOP Immigration-Reform Obstructionists in Congress?

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The Denver Post’s Sunday editorial pointed out the “flaws” in not one but two GOP immigration bills, floated or introduced last week in Congress.

One proposal actually reduces visas for poor people from places like Africa, to make room for higher-achieving immigrants, favoring one group over the other. The other bill allows undocumented kids to attend college and get work visas.

But neither offers a path to citizenship, as The Post favors.

Why doesn’t The Post get local and offer some suggestions on how our own big-shot Republicans in Congress will get on board?

The Post need look no further than its own website to find Rep. Mike Coffman saying he opposes a path to citizenship. Rep. Scott Tipton also has opposed it on The Post’s pages, as did Rep. Doug Lamborn. Rep. Cory Gardner opposes it, too.

It’s great for The Post to favor comprehensive immigration reform and to criticize the GOP’s half-baked proposals.

But why be silent about the local Republican opponents.

Does The Post have any suggestions on how Colorado’s Republican Congressmen can buck off the hard-line anti-immigration activists and talk-radio hosts from their backs and support comprehensive immigration reform?

4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. lyjtrpcnf says:

    One manifestation of it is my Op-Ed that the Gazette ran yesterday

    http://www.gazette.com/opinion

  2. BlueCat says:

    They weren’t just silent. They came out to  endorse every one of these Republican lawmakers in the recent election. Just what did they think the result of their choices getting elected would be?

  3. Serenitynow says:

    I’ve always thought that the free-market conservatives should be more of a force in forming the GOP’s immigration policies.

  4. lyjtrpcnf says:

    Thanks!  And you are right – we should be more of a force.  And we hope to be in the future.  

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