Letter to the editor: Protecting criminals

Posted 5/14/19

Once again, we are being blindsided by our progressive state legislature. HB19-1148 would change some misdemeanor crimes from 365 days or more to 364 days. This is being written not for the sake …

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Letter to the editor: Protecting criminals

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Once again, we are being blindsided by our progressive state legislature. HB19-1148 would change some misdemeanor crimes from 365 days or more to 364 days. This is being written not for the sake of justice, but to protect immigrants who have committed crimes of some significance from being deported. Any immigrant who is in jail 365 days or longer is subject to automatic deportation by federal law. This would nullify the enforcement of this federal law. Any crime which places you in jail for a year or more is a significant crime, even if it is a misdemeanor. Are we just opening another can of immigration worms?
William F Hineser,
Arvada

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