Jul 28, 2010 5:40 PM by David Ortiviz

Pueblo council split on immigration reform vote

On Monday, Pueblo city council has passed a resolution urging Colorado lawmakers to support comprehensive federal immigration reform. The resolution passed 5 to 2, with council members Vera Ortegon and Judy Weaver voting against it.

The resolution reads as follows:

The Pueblo City Council urges our United States Senators for Colorado and Third Congressional District Representative, to support swift and responsible legislative action to produce equitable, humane, effective and comprehensive federal immigration reform - reform that enhances American stability, security, and prosperity by: providing for enforceable immigration laws; family unification; a rate and system of controlled immigration that matches the needs of our economy; a path to 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; a system which ultimately aids in border control; and bilateral partnerships with other countries to promote economic development that will reduce the flow of immigrants.


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