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Colorado House OK's resolution on travel ban

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jan 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-31 19:51:41-05

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions have spilled into Colorado's Legislature, with the Democrat-led House approving a symbolic measure urging its repeal.

Democratic Rep. Chris Hansen says Colorado welcomed more than 8,000 refugees in the past four years and that "we cannot turn our back on that legacy."

Trump suspended the U.S. refugee program and all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days to review security screening procedures.

Republican Rep. Patrick Neville said Trump's order is "simply a temporary halt from some of the most dangerous areas." No Republicans joined Democrats in approving the measure by voice vote.

The resolution will be considered by the Republican-led Senate, where leaders insist that immigration is a federal issue, not one for the statehouse.

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This story has been corrected to say that no Republicans supported the measure.

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