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Colorado Legislature

Since Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform was formed, CAIRCO has monitored the Colorado Legislature regarding immigration-related legislation. CAIRCO has testified in numerous Colorado House and Senate committees on pending immigration legislation. We were extensively involved with the 2003 Colorado Secure and Verifiable Identity Document Act (HB-1224), and 2006 Colorado immigration legislation passed as a direct consequence of the Defend Colorado Now initiative.

Over the years, CAIRCO has had two registered lobbysts (Elbel, Weekes) who were involved at the legislative level. In addition, former directors Bill Herron and Mike McGarry, and numerous other volunteers and activists have participated in the legislative process.