01/29/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ritter Praised For Stance On Secure Communities; Hickenlooper Hedges On Issue

DENVER -- Advocates for immigrants' rights are commending Gov. Bill Ritter for withholding Colorado participation in a federal deportation program unless there is a provision for data that shows the program is accomplishing its mission.

Thirty-two states have signed the standard Secure Communities agreement that Ritter wants modified.

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