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 Colorado requirement that local law enforcement report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities moved closer Friday to coming off the books. The Democratic House gave preliminary approval to repealing the 2006 law.
Illegal immigrants are closer to receiving in-state tuition with a bill that’s made it to the farthest point in the Colorado Legislature since it was first introduced 10 years ago.
Illegal immigrants are closer to being eligible for in-state tuition in Colorado. The state Senate gave final approval to the idea Monday with the support of the first Republicans in the chamber ever to agree to the tuition measure.
Colorado State University is giving its support to give undocumented students in-state tuition.
Senator Michael Bennet says that, for the first time in 20 years, there is hope an immigration overhaul will pass Congress.
Illegal immigrants in Colorado are closer to getting in-state tuition rates, as long as they seek citizenship.
Dozens of jubilant students cheered Democratic lawmakers at the Colorado Capitol who want to lower tuition costs for illegal immigrants graduating from state high schools.
Immigrant rights advocates say a 2006 Colorado law requiring police to report suspected illegal immigrants has resulted in detentions for low-level crimes and longer jail stays.
Federal immigration officials are offering to help illegal immigrant victims of violence.