Los Angeles Times corrects its March 6 piece, which falsely stated that Coffman supports path to citizenship for adults

Last week, in an otherwise excellent article about the Rep. Mike Coffman’s positions on gun-safety issues, The Los Angeles’ Times Mark Z. Barabak wrote:

Since starting to represent his new district — he barely survived in November against a weak opponent — Coffman has changed his position on immigration reform, endorsing a pathway to citizenship for those in the country illegally, as well as their children. [BigMedia emphasis]

If you’ve  been following Rep. Mike Coffman’s immigration position closely (details here), you know he supports offering young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship through military service. He does not support a path for undocumented adults.

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times corrected its piece as follows:

For the record

Gun control: In the March 6 Section A, an article about the gun control debate in Colorado misstated Republican Rep. Mike Coffman‘s position on immigration reform by saying he had endorsed a path to citizenship for undocumented residents. While Coffman has expressed support for a pathway to citizenship for the children of people in the country illegally, he said he has not “resolved the question about a pathway to citizenship” for adults who have overstayed their visa or entered the country illegally. [BigMedia emphasis]

Coffman’s immigration position has been misreported by multiple news outlets, and I’m hoping this honorable move by the Los Angeles Times, to correct its piece, helps to stop the march of erroneous reporting.

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