Denver City Council to Consider Immigration Proclamation

Tomorrow night, the Denver City Council will consider an immigration reform proclamation that includes:


Section 1. That the Council of the City and County of Denver calls upon President Barack Obama, the United States Congress, and our Colorado congressional delegation, to take swift and responsible legislative action to produce fair, humane, effective, and comprehensive federal immigration reform - reform that enhances American stability, security, and prosperity by: providing for robust border control; enforceable immigration laws; family unification; a rate and system of controlled immigration that matches the needs of our economy; a path to earned legalization, citizenship, and social integration for our existing immigrant workforce and their families; equitable access to higher education for immigrant students already being educated in American public schools; enhanced enforcement of labor laws; and bilateral partnerships with other countries to promote economic development that will reduce the flow of immigrants in the first place.

If you'd like to call your city council representative and ask them to support it, here's the contact information.

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    by immigrants2bfree on Mon May 10, 2010 at 09:52:23 AM EST
    It is time for immigration reform but it is time we stop of the constant negative bashing about the contributions immigrants make to our society.  This is "I have mine, you get nothing" attitude that must be changed for a generous society.

    support passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform ( CIR ASAP )!  

    Tim Paynter, http://immigrants2bfree.blogspot.com

    Why is your site focused on (none / 0) (#2)
    by MyLeftMind on Mon May 10, 2010 at 10:57:57 AM EST
    Hispanic immigrants only? Is that what "immigration reform" means to you- just promoting an increase in immigration of Hispanic people? What about immigrants of other ethnicities and races? Don't they matter immigrants2bfree?

    Are we sure we want... (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Mon May 10, 2010 at 11:25:49 AM EST
    this Congress and Executive tackling this?  We don't do "humane" very well anymore, or "fair" for that matter.  Reform might be a regression.

    This seems to be inline... (none / 0) (#4)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon May 10, 2010 at 11:41:36 AM EST
    ...with addressing this Brookings Institute report...

    That does not mean the metro area is without its share of problems -- including one of the country's largest educational attainment gaps between Latinos and whites and a growing disparity between its lowest and highest wage earners, the study found.