My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


A Remarkably Lucid Act From The Colorado Senate

As thousands rallied outside the Capitol Monday to demonstrate the economic might of immigrants, a Senate committee backed a bill that would crack down on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted 6-1 in favor of House Bill 1343, which requires contractors doing business with the state to use a federal database to check whether their new hires are in the country legally.

Contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants could lose state contracts worth millions under the measure by Sen. Moe Keller, D-Wheat Ridge.

Gotta love how that irony got served up.

This seems to be an obvious measure, which has a great deal of common sense about it, and actually deals with the problem in a useful way. And, if I'm reading the story right, this will only effect state contracts, not private actions.

All in all, I'd say this is an excellent step in the right direction.

On a long road.

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