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Issue Briefs

State and Federal Immigration Laws (2012)

Business & Economic Development

This issue brief describes major topics of interest related to immigration, and specifically regarding the enforcement of immigration laws and laws regarding the verification of a person's eligilibity to work in the United States.  The brief also describes legislative efforts in Colorado concerning these topics, the differences between state and federal immigration laws, and role the state plays in enforcing federal immigration laws.

Email addresses for the Colorado legislature have changed from the domain to the domain on December 1, 2022. Details
The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause (unless otherwise specified) is August 7, 2023. Details
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