Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Constitutional Collision with Colorado Anti-Sanctuary Bill

Cesar-garcia-hernandez-fullbody Chris-lasch-fullbody

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández and Christopher N. Lasch on the CrImmigration blog write that the virulent tone of immigration debate that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency has come to Colorado. A Republican state legislator has proposed to bar cities or local governmental units from limiting their cooperation with ICE. And then he goes where even President Trump hasn’t dared: criminalizing the very act of voting in favor of limiting cooperation with ICE. "The proposal, House Bill 17-1134, titled the “Colorado Politician Accountability Act,” is a constitutional train wreck. If our students submitted this for a course, we would be ashamed of our work as teachers and alarmed at the author’s disregard for basic principles of our constitutional democracy."


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