Colorado Illegal Immigration Law

By: AP
By: AP

The Mexican consulate is expressing serious concerns about Colorado's tough new immigration laws that bar state services to illegal immigrants.

Juan Marcos Gutierrez-Gonzalez is the consul general based in Denver. He said he's worried that Mexican citizens living in Colorado will be harassed and not get the services they need.

Gutierrez-Gonzalez says Mexico's minister of foreign affairs has sent a letter to Governor Owens to express his concerns.

He says he respects Colorado's right to enforce its owns laws -- but Mexico is asking Owens to make sure the new laws are enforced fairly.

His comments come the day after Owens signed a tough package of immigration laws that could force one-million people receiving state and federal benefits to prove they are legal U-S residents.

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