To: Rep. Mike Coffman
Attention Mike Coffman: Enough Double Dealing on Immigration Reform
Across America, support is building for comprehensive reform of our nation's broken immigration system. In President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week, the challenge was issued to Congress to put aside election year politics and pass immigration reform now. The U.S. Senate has already done so, and all eyes are on the Republican-controlled House.
In response, Rep. Mike Coffman attacked the president's address as a "partisan pep rally" and said he and his fellow Republicans don't want to pass comprehensive immigration reform—preferring a vague and piecemeal approach at some unspecified point in the future.
We demand that Coffman end his double dealing on immigration, and immediately call on the Republican-controlled House to take up a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Why is this important?
Coffman is considered one of the most endangered incumbents in Congress in 2014. Formerly the representative of the district that elected the anti-immigrant extremist Tom Tancredo to Congress, in 2011 Coffman’s district was remade into an economically and culturally diverse battleground that includes most of the city of Aurora. Since then, Coffman has frequently paid lip service to reforming immigration--in marked contrast to his previous statements and actions. Today, it appears that Coffman has been playing immigration reform supporters for fools the whole time.