12/04/2012 12:20 pm ET Updated Feb 03, 2013

Colorado Republicans Love to Hate Amnesty for Immigrants

The Denver Post need look no further than its own website to find that Rep. Mike Coffman opposes any proposal offering America's estimated 11 million undocumented residents a path to citizenship.

Coffman: I consider myself aligned with Congressman Tancredo in that he fundamentally believes that we need to secure our borders and that we should not grant either amnesty and a path to citizenship to those who have violated our laws.

Rep. Scott Tipton also has opposed it on the Post's pages, as did Rep. Doug Lamborn. Rep. Cory Gardner opposes it, too.

You'd think the Post would point this out, when it publishes an editorial backing comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship.

But the Post's Sunday editorial, "Immigration's Time Has Come," was silent about the positions of Colorado's big-shot congressional Republicans.

The Post did point out the "flaws" in two limited immigration bills, floated or introduced last week by Republicans in Congress.

One proposal actually reduces visas for poor people from places like Africa, to make room for higher-achieving immigrants, favoring one group over the other. The other measure, an actual bill, allows undocumented kids to attend college and get work visas.

But neither offers a path to citizenship, as the Post favors.

It's great for the Post to back comprehensive immigration reform and to criticize the GOP's half-baked proposals.

But it should also spotlight the obstacles to real immigration reform here in Colorado.