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.
A proposal to grant driver’s licenses for Colorado drivers in the country illegally is expected to get its first vote Wednesday, and one Republican senator said he’s leaning toward voting in favor of the bill.
Illegal immigrants would be eligible to get Colorado driver’s licenses under a bill Democrats plan to introduce Monday, the third substantial piece of immigration legislation this year for a party that a few years ago joined Republicans in passing strict enforcement laws.
A plan allowing illegal immigrants to get Colorado driver’s licenses is fighting for a spot on the November ballot.
Organizers behind a measure that would allow undocumented immigrants obtain driver’s licenses in Colorado admit there is a lot of work to do before the plan could make the ballot.
The state of Colorado has canceled the driver’s licenses of at least 1,400 people who took tests at the American Driving Academy.