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Colorado Bill Ties Aid to Citizenship Proof

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Colorado Bill Ties Aid to Citizenship Proof

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Colorado Bill Ties Aid to Citizenship Proof

Colorado Bill Ties Aid to Citizenship Proof

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Colorado's legislature approves bills on illegal immigration that will require many recipients of state or federal aid to prove their citizenship.

The vote followed a five-day special session to consider the bills after the state's Supreme Court threw out a ballot measure that would have curtailed public services to illegal immigrants. The new bills provide for some aid to minors, and offer voters a say on the issue.

Nancy Greenleese reports.