I am a large proponent of supporting Federal authorities in our protecting our community. Democratic Colorado lawmakers recent actions in attempting to create a ‘Sanctuary State’ statues is in direct defiance of Federal law and downright criminal. Any jurisdiction that harbors undocumented immigrants or allows immigration with expired visas is breaking Federal Laws specifically 8 U.S. Code § 1324. Did you know that in 2015 and 2016 Visa overstays added up to 850,000 illegal immigrants in early 2017? Overall, overstays are thought to comprise roughly 40 percent of the widely accepted claim of 11 million resident illegals. Ask yourself what Federal laws do you and your neighbors to get break on a daily basis without consequences?
I full-heartedly support legal immigration and enjoy the many cultural aspects these immigrants bring to Colorado on a regular basis. It pains me to see documented immigrant communities being used and abused by Democratic leadership. These communities are dumped with criminal activity, financial burdens, and lower rated school districts at the expense of turning a blind eye for humanity. I want to protect ALL legal immigrant communities from these discriminatory practices by helping to provide them with the same judicial protections that all law-abiding Americans deserve. I want immigrant communities to to be able to live under the highest safety standards and the only way to do that is hold consistent law and order.
I am also in favor of holding Colorado government officials accountable for creating sanctuary jurisdiction policies. I personally testified on behalf of House Bill 17-1134 the, “Colorado Politician Accountability Act”, which would have allowed victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants living in sanctuary cities to sue the elected officials of those jurisdictions for damages. Unfortunately all Democrats in the House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs voted the bill down 6-3, straight party vote. (A yes vote was to kill the bill) Proposed Bill: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1134