Illegal immigration is mostly a federal issue, but Colorado is showing — for good or bad — that states can take some matters into their own hands. Colorado lawmakers are agreeing on a law to restrict nonemergency benefits — such as food stamps and Medicaid — to legal residents of Colorado who are 18 years or older, The New York Times reported. The state also plans to have to two referendums on the ballot in November to allow the Colorado attorney general to sue the federal government if federal immigration laws are not enforced, and to require businesses to confirm the legal status of their employees to receive deductible business expenses.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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