McInnis applauds Ariz. immigration law |

McInnis applauds Ariz. immigration law

DENVER (AP) – A Republican running for governor of Colorado says he’d pursue an Arizona-style immigrant crackdown if elected.

Former Rep. Scott McInnis told KHOW-AM radio in Denver that “I’d do something very similar” if elected. He was talking about the Arizona immigration law that aims to tackle illegal immigration.

The law has raised questions about civil liberties.

Republican candidates nationwide are talking about the Arizona law. Also Wednesday, a Republican running for governor of Minnesota called the law “a wonderful first step” on a St. Paul radio station. Texas Republicans have also vowed to copy the law.

A spokesman for McInnis told The Denver Post the candidate would support a requirement that immigrants carry documents proving legal presence.

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