Referendum K

This November one of the ballot issues will be Referendum K, concerning whether or not the Colorado Attorney General should sue the Federal Government to demand they enforce federal immigration laws. According to Colorado’s Legislative Blue Book, which lists pros and cons for each ballot measure, arguments for Referendum K include sending a clear message to Washington that Coloradans want the immigration laws enforced; and arguments against include an increase in taxes to pay for the time/staff involved. The Colorado Legislative Council, which produces the Blue Book each year, also produces a series of publications called “Issue Briefs.” Included in this series is Immigration in Colorado: State Impact and Recent Legislation. Available online from our library, this publication describes the impact of illegal immigration on the state’s economy.