Is Denver's Impound Law Crushed?

April 13 2009, 11:53 AM

tancredo-tomA law meant to help crack down on undocumented immigrants driving without a license isn't being enforced the way its proponents had hoped. The city of Denver doesn't always require police to impound the car of an unlicensed driver because of a loophole in the law that has advocates promising to return to the ballot to close it, according to The Denver Post. The newspaper reports that about 10 percent of cars driven by unlicensed drivers are impounded and that the law requires unlicensed drivers to post a $2,500 bond and a $100 fee to free their car from the dreaded impound lot, where abandoned vehicles are eventually sold off at auctions. In another indication that illegal immigration opponents haven't disappeared, former U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican, will be in North Carolina on Tuesday, preparing to speak against the subject at Chapel Hill, according to The News & Observer.