Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the new Alabama immigration law.
“Immigration is a federal responsibility and should not be done on a state by state piecemeal basis. It is past time to put politics aside so we can secure our borders and address the effects of our broken immigration system. Frustration with delays in Washington has led to rising tensions on the local level, unhelpful, inflammatory rhetoric and controversial laws. Rather than a patchwork of state laws, we need a tough, fair and practical solution to our border and immigration policy that will help bolster our economy and strengthen our national security.”