More than 800 illegal immigrants obtained driver’s licenses on Friday, the first day they could receive them under a new state law.
Colorado will begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status.
Immigrants living illegally in Colorado will be able to get driver’s licenses under a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Colorado lawmakers concluded a historic session Wednesday that saw ruling Democrats exert their power to pass sweeping gun laws, same-sex civil unions, and in-state tuition for immigrants in the country illegally.
Colorado lawmakers were closing a contentious and weighty term Wednesday with big decisions settled on gun control to immigration to marijuana. But the 120-day session didn’t end without a dose of partisan sniping and a few big ideas left on the table.
Driver’s licenses for immigrants living in Colorado illegally advanced in a state House committee as the idea gains traction around the country.
Colorado is a step closer to giving driver’s licenses to immigrants living here illegally. The state Senate gave final approval to the idea on a party-line vote Thursday.
People in the U.S. illegally could get driver’s licenses in Colorado with a Democratic bill supporters argue is meant to ensure everyone on the roads knows the rules and has car insurance.
The owner of a driving school has been accused of taking bribes to give driver’s licenses to people who never passed the test.
A bill being debated at the state Capitol would give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses.