More analysis later, but this story from the Rocky Mountain News speaks for itself: yesterday, statehouse Democrats voted party-line in committee to kill seven bills that tackled the issue of illegal immigration head-on. Examples?
- One bill prohibited giving public contracts to businesses that knowingly hire illegals
- One bill authorized training of local law enforcement in the recognition and detention of illegals
- One bill required employers to learn how to verify worker eligibility and fire those found ineligible
It will be important to remember come November which party blocked these and other important immigration reforms at the State Capitol: the Democrats.