Former Colorado Gov. Owens: Close U.S. border
DENVER, Colorado” Former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens says the U.S. border should be closed and that educated professionals should be given priority to immigrate legally.
Owens spoke Thursday to a panel at the University of Denver that’s studying immigration.
He says immigration reform can’t happen with an open border and that the people who are in the country illegally now shouldn’t have an expedited path to citizenship.
Colorado passed tough immigration laws in 2006 while Owens was in office.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will also speak to the panel later Wednesday.