Colorado Repeals Immigrant Reporting Law

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill on Friday that repeals a 2006 law that required police to alert federal authorities about immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally. Opponents of the 2006 law argued that it harmed public safety by making immigrant communities more afraid to contact police. They also said the law was unnecessary because the federal Secure Communities program already checks the fingerprints of anyone who is arrested against a federal database to determine their immigration status.