Coffman pulls away from rest of Colorado GOP on immigration

Article subtitle: 
Coffman's sentiment contradicts earlier statements he has made against the DREAM Act
Article author: 
Allison Sherry
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
23 July 2013
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
Article Body: 
Two of Colorado's most prominent Republicans pushed varying messages Tuesday on how to achieve comprehensive immigration reform to a House subcommittee — a rift that exemplifies the uphill battle the issue has in getting accomplished before the end of the year.
 
Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, said that while he believed so-called DREAMers — young people brought to the United States as children by undocumented parents — should be afforded a path to citizenship eventually, he didn't want to enact new legislation without proven border and interior security first ...
 
Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Aurora, had a softer view Tuesday — an opinion he acknowledges has evolved because his newly redrawn district is now 20 percent Latino.
 
Coffman said he believes comprehensive immigration reform — increased border security and a provisional citizenship status for the millions of undocumented people living in the United States now — needs to happen mostly simultaneously ...
 
As for the DREAMers, Coffman said he believed border security and the pathway to legal status should happen at the same time. In his formal statement to the subcommittee Tuesday, he promoted his own legislation that would allow DREAMers become citizens if they join the military.
 
Coffman's sentiment contradicts earlier statements he has made against the DREAM Act and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented adults. It also contradicts his vote last month to defund President Barack Obama's executive order allowing DREAMers to apply for temporary work permits ...

 

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 * Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?  [...] 
 
Michael Coffman
  September 23, 2011. "Coffman will fight for an enforceable immigration system that will include the security of our borders and deny amnesty and a path to citizenship to those who violate our laws." 
 
Mike Coffman. Denver Post - 
  August 19, 2011. "Today's decision by the Obama administration to effectively grant backdoor amnesty to many illegal immigrants facing deportation usurps the authority of Congress." (votesmart.org)
 
Michael Coffman. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Michael Coffman voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
 
Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Michael Coffman supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
 
Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Michael Coffman in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
 
National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Michael Coffman supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
 
Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Michael Coffman in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
 
Mike Coffman. Coffman Statement on the DREAM Act. 8 December 2010. "The Dream Act will be a nightmare for the American people. No doubt, we need immigration reform but the Dream Act is written far too broadly and it will only encourage more illegal immigration, promote chain migration, and will be a magnet for fraud." (votesmart.org) 
 
 

See the post A Dissection of Mike Coffman's Misguided Amnesty Missive for an expose of Coffman's misguided amnesty arguments, along with article references revealing that Coffman has been redistricted into Aurora, Colorado's premier Hispanic - and illegal alien - area.

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