DENVER (AP) — The sponsor of a bill allowing illegal immigrants to get Colorado driver’s licenses says he has the support of the state’s sheriffs.
The bill was introduced in the state Senate on Monday. Democratic Sen. Jessie Ulibarri says the County Sheriffs of Colorado said Friday they would support the bill.
New Mexico, Washington and Illinois allow driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Republicans oppose the Colorado bill.
To get a driver’s license, immigrants would have to prove they’re paying state and federal taxes, have an identification card from their country, and pass a driver’s safety test.
Supporters of the bill argue illegal immigrants are already driving and that it would be better to have them licensed and insured.
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