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CO Senators introduce bipartisan immigration amendment

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Colorado US Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced that they have introduced legislation to the Senate, addressing DACA, immigration, and border security.

The legislation includes $25 billion in funds for border security, to include border wall funding, a 12-year-pathway to citizenship for dreamers, additional immigration judges, and a permanent authorization of voluntary e-Verify.

In regards to the legislation, Senator Gardner said, "Our immigration system is broken and we need to fix it. There are many children who came to this country without documentation and we need to allow them the opportunity to remain here lawfully. Coloradans expect Senator Bennet and I to work together and that’s exactly what we have done. This legislation addresses DACA and border security, and we are urging members on both sides of the aisle that want a solution to support our bipartisan approach to addressing our flawed immigration system.”

Senator Bennet echoed that sentiment by saying, "This amendment is a reasonable solution to break through Washington gridlock and provide a compromise for Dreamers who are counting on us in Colorado and around the country. Our constituents elected us to get things done, and this amendment is the result of each side accepting some things they don’t fully agree with to do just that."

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