The Denver Post says Colorado needs to look to its neighbor to the west, where lawmakers have passed an immigration reform package that "moves the issue forward" and "could serve as a model for Congress."
For now, Congress wants to ignore Utah, but it would be harder to do that if other states followed Utah's lead and pushed the issue by finding solutions that work for them. "Instead of throwing rocks at Utah, Congress should get off the sidelines, into the game and actually do something," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was quoted as saying.
When a Colorado committee killed the in-state tuition bill last week, Rep. Robert Ramirez, R-Westminster, said he wanted to work on the bill over the summer to make it more palatable to both his constituents and fellow Republicans.
Ramirez is the type of leader this movement needs in Colorado, and we would urge him, and others, to study what our neighbors to the west have done. It's time to forget the fights of the past and move forward.