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Five minutes with Bennet

Posted: Saturday, Mar 18th, 2017

Courier Staff Writer

ALAMOSAóBefore U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet held his town hall at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, the Valley Courier had the opportunity to speak with Bennet in a one-on-one interview. The conservation was limited to five minutes.

Below is a transcript of the interview that has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Q: What do you think of Adams State University potentially becoming a sanctuary campus?

A: ďWell I think itís really important for everybody in this country to lend a hand to people that are concerned about their families being split up. Thatís obviously a decision for the college to make itself, but what I know about the cities and towns in Colorado is that they have long said to meóparticularly the police forceóthat they have no interest in being the immigration police. Thatís someone elseís job. The fact that the federal government hasnít been able to get its act together on fixing our broken immigration system shouldnít mean that local communities have to bear that burden.

For the complete article see the 03-18-2017 issue.

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