Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070. The Supreme Court struck down three key provisions in the law and left open the possibility of further review of the law once it has been implemented.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law has made it clear that Congress has the responsibility to enact a comprehensive and practical immigration policy.”
“Colorado’s families, businesses, law enforcement and communities have suffered mightily from congressional inaction - from farmers facing growing labor shortages to hardworking and educated young people with few options for the future to business owners struggling to retain top talent for high-tech jobs and mountain resorts dealing with an unworkable visa system. We should take this ruling as yet another cue that we need to do the work to address this problem.”