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The Colorado Compact on Immigration


The Colorado Compact is an effort to convene and promote a reasonable conversation on immigration in Colorado that could lead to real and lasting federal reform. The Compact brings together leaders and community members of diverse backgrounds and politics who are committed to fostering a more rational and collaborative approach to immigration policy than exists today. We believe that the growing consequences of a broken immigration system must be addressed in a bipartisan effort that considers the principles outlined in this compact.


Immigration policy is a federal issue between the U.S. government and other countries. We urge the Colorado congressional delegation to work to enact immigration policy at the federal level that improves our immigration system, keeps our communities safe, and protects our borders.


Colorado is best served by a free-market philosophy that maximizes individual freedom and opportunity. Our immigration system must be flexible enough to address the needs of businesses while protecting the interests of workers. This includes a visa system that is both responsive and effective at meeting the demands of our economy. It should also acknowledge the beneficial economic contributions immigrants make as workers, taxpayers, and consumers.


We believe that maintaining the safety and security of the United States is an utmost priority. Our immigration system must ensure the protection of our communities and national borders.


Strong families are critical to developing successful individuals and cohesive communities. Our immigration policies, where possible, should prioritize keeping close families together in order to ensure the most supportive home environments for all children across our state.


We support a law enforcement strategy that focuses on public safety, targets serious crime, and safeguards witnesses and victims. We further urge a reasonable and predictable regulatory environment that considers the interests of, and unintended consequences to businesses, workers, and consumers. Furthermore, the broader reform effort should eventually include a way to accurately, reliably, and affordably determine who is permitted to work, ensuring an adequate labor force for a growing economy.


Immigrants are part of our communities across Colorado. We must adopt a commonsense approach to this reality that reflects our values and recognizes the critical role immigration has played in our nation's history and economy. Our immigration policies must provide a sensible path forward for immigrants who are here without legal status, are of good character, pay taxes, and are committed to becoming fully participating members of our society and culture.


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African Chamber of Commerce of Colorado, USA

African Leadership Group


AILA Colorado Chapter


American AgCredit 


Asian Chamber of Commerce

Aspen Chamber Resort Association

Aspen Skiing Company

Associated General Contractors of Colorado

Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado

Aurora Chamber of Commerce


Berry, Appleman & Leiden (B-A-L)

Boulder Chamber of Commerce

CAP Logistics

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

Chamber of the Americas

Club 20



Colorado Association of Home Builders

Colorado Association of Realtors

Colorado Association of Wheat Growers

Colorado Bankers Association

Colorado Business Roundtable

Colorado Catholic Conference

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association


Colorado Contractors Association


Colorado Corn Growers

Colorado Dairy Farmers

Colorado Farm Bureau

Colorado Forum

Colorado Hospital Association

Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Colorado Livestock Association

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association

Colorado Potato Administrative Committee

Colorado Restaurant Association

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado Ski Country USA

Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

Colorado State University

Colorado Sugarbeet Growers Association

Colorado Technology Association

Colorado Wool Growers Association

Conservation Legacy 

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Denver Scholarship Foundation 

Economic Development Council of Colorado


First Bank of Colorado


Foundry Group

Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce

Global Chamber Denver

Greeley Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic Affairs Project 

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver

IMA Financial Group, Inc



K Squared Fund

Kerbs Dairy LLC 

Leprino Foods Company

Manufacturer’s Edge

Mesa Park Vineyards 

Metro North Chamber of Commerce

Metropolitan State University

National Onion Association

NAVSYS Corporation

Newmark Merrill

Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance


Oakwood Homes


“Olathe Sweet” Sweet Corn, Tuxedo Corn Company 

Open Shutter Gallery 

Palisade Chamber of Commerce


Petrocco Farms 

Pickert Dairy

Pro 15

Producers Co-op 



Pueblo Chamber of Commerce

Quail Ridge Farms

Ranch Foods Direct 

Ready Foods

Rochester Hotel 

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Sage Hospitality 

Sakata Farms


Small Business Majority 

South Metro Chamber of Commerce

St. Moritz Lodge 

Sunnyside Farms Market & Sunnyside Farms Meats 

Talbott Farms/Talbott’s Mountain Gold

Tami Graham Presents 

The Broadmoor Hotel

The Gallegos Corporation


The Hudson Firm


Upstate Colorado


Vail Resorts


Vail Valley Partnership

Western Union

Westminster Chamber of Commerce

Worley Family Farms 

Andrea Avantaggio
Owner, Maria’s Bookshop


Kevin Batchelder
Garfield County Commissioner


Bruce Benson
President, University of Colorado System


Paul Bishop
Owner, Preferred Properties


John Brackney 

Denise Burgess
President & CEO, Burgess Services LLC 


Mario Carrera

Linda Childears
President & CEO, Daniels Fund


Dr. Rebecca Chopp
Chancellor, University of Denver


Tim Dore 

Geenine Ellzey
Lucky Quarter Dairy


William Erickson
Lucky Quarter Dairy


David A. Ervin, PhD
CEO, The Resource Exchange, Inc.


Dr. Andy Feinstein
President, University of Northern Colorado


J.R. Ford

President, Pagosa Land Company

Joe Garcia
Chancellor, Colorado Community College System


Jerry Glick
Managing Partner, Columbia Group LLP


Mims Harris


Mil Hart 
Regional Leader, Primerica


Rev. Amanda Henderson
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado


Tom Jankovskty
Garfield County Commissioner


Warren Klug 

Nick Lillo
Pastor of Leadership Development, Waterstone Church


John Martin
Garfield County Commissioner


Susan Moore
Owner, La Luna Dairy


Paula Ozzello 

Gerald Padmore
Partner, Cox, Padmore, Skolnick & Shakarchy LLLP


Pastor Del Phillips
Chair, Colorado Black Leadership Coalition 


Daniel Ritchie
Trustee, Buell Foundation 


Jon Slutsky
Owner, La Luna Dairy


Tom Stritikus
Fort Lewis College


Corrine Van Dyke
Poudre School District 


Michelle Warren
Advocacy Director, Christian Community Development Association 


Dr. Mark Young
President, Denver Seminary

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