Friday, November 14, 2008


Gov. Bill Ritter today applauded the announcement by University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe that DU's Strategic Issues Program will take up the topic of immigration in 2009 as part of an in depth examination titled, "The Future of Immigration: Colorado and the Nation."
"Immigration issues continue to pose many challenges in Colorado," Gov. Ritter said. "The University of Denver panel will take the same thoughtful, insightful approach to this issue just as it has with other issues over the past few years."
The DU Immigration Panel will analyze many aspects of the immigration issue in an effort to build a post-partisan policy framework for state and national immigration reform. The panel will issue policy recommendations next fall.
"Immigration enforcement is primarily a federal responsibility, but these issues have a direct impact here in Colorado at the local and state levels. I'm confident the DU Panel – made up of a broad and diverse cross-section of people –  will undertake an inclusive discussion and offer realistic, practical solutions."
This is the fourth panel to be convened by the University under DU's Strategic Issues Program. Previous panels have issued reports on the future of Colorado's economy, its water and its Constitution.