Congressman Jared Polis (D-Boulder) has landed a seat on the House Judiciary Committee just in time to help shape immigration reform legislation that may move this year.
The Boulder freshman has worked hard to place himself as a player in the immigration debate, no small stretch for non-Hispanic lawmaker whose district is nowhere near the border. He’s given more than a dozen floor speeches on the issue and was an early co-sponsor last year of a sweeping reform bill known as “C.I.R. A.S.A.P.” – an acronym designed to suggest the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Immigration is an issue that I care a lot about and I think Polis has done a fair job so far, I hope that work continues.
In an ideal world I'd like to see a Select Committee work on this as the issues here intersect with not just the Judiciary committee but also the Education and Labor, Agriculture and Homeland Security committees.