States this year are passing a slew of immigrant-friendly laws, a major change from the strict enforcement measures Arizona and other states approved just a few years ago.
The November elections that put immigration back on Congress' agenda also prompted the shift at the state level. Pro-immigrant measures that had been stalled for years got new life this spring, while courts have thwarted state efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.
The Bell Policy Center urges Denver residents to vote against Initiative 300, the November 3rd ballot measure that would require police to impound the vehicle of anyone who cannot immediately produce a driver's license.
A similar initiative was passed by the voters in August 2008, but backers decided it didn't have "teeth." Adoption of Initiative 300 will only make a bad situation worse.