After an almost never-ending election season, most Coloradans are tired of political talking points. It seemed every politician had the best ideas for boosting the economy, a foolproof plan for fostering job growth, and the cleverest tactics for keeping us competitive in the global economy. The good news is that the posturing has ended, leaving a real way that our representatives in Congress can keep their promises — by enacting permanent, comprehensive immigration reform.
Regardless of your political persuasion, the president’s recent announcement is a temporary, targeted fix. The executive action on immigration exercised under his limited authority puts a Band-Aid on a broken system that is harming multiple facets of our society – and particularly our economy.