A divisive 2006 law requiring Colorado police to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities could be coming off the books.
Colorado's Legislature may scrap the law altogether amid spotty enforcement and complaints the law isn't needed in an era of increased federal immigration enforcement. The repeal gets its first hearing Monday.
The law requires law enforcement to report to federal authorities when they detain someone suspected of being in the country illegally. Several law enforcement leaders say federal immigration policies passed since 2006 make the measure unnecessary.
Democrats who support the immigration reporting repeal say the law hurts police trying to establish trust in immigrant communities.
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