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Documents show that new laws to enact tough restrictions on illegal immigrants have cost more than $2,000,000 to implement -- while yielding no savings.
The Denver Post reported the findings Thursday.
The crackdown bans illegal immigrants from receiving many non-emergency publicly funded services. It also requires anyone seeking public contracts, grants, loans or licenses to prove that they're in the United States legally.
The Joint Budget Committee's chair, Pueblo Democratic Senator Abel Tapia, says the panel is seeing little impact as it reviews department records.
None of the departments reported how many, if any, illegal immigrants were denied services.
Colorado Springs Republican Senator David Schultheis says he suspects that the departments are tinkering with statistics for ideological reasons, and he's pressing for tougher laws.
But Tapia says he's not surprised by the cost reports, and that he considered the legislation a waste of money from the start.