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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.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details