Lawmakers Vote to Condemn President’s Actions on Immigration

immigration reformColorado’s next Senator wants to repeal President Obama’s recent executive action to allow more than 4 million people in the country illegally to remain here. Republican Representative Cory Gardner joined all but seven GOP House members yesterday in a symbolic vote against the president’s order. Democrats say Gardner’s vote is significant because he repeatedly called for immigration reform during his successful campaign against Democratic Senator Mark Udall. Gardner reiterated that call in a statement yesterday, noting that reform does not mean amnesty. He also pointed out that the vote was not to repeal the order, but rather to condemn the president for circumventing Congress to issue it. Another Colorado Republican congressman, Mike Coffman, along with the state’s three Democratic representatives supported the president’s actions. Its other two Republican congressmen voted with Gardner.

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