Immigration judges in Denver will hear hundreds of cases via closed-circuit TV, the federal government has determined.
Only about half of Colorado immigrants trying to get driver’s licenses or identification cards regardless of their legal status have managed to get documents during the first two weeks of a new law.
More than 800 illegal immigrants obtained driver’s licenses on Friday, the first day they could receive them under a new state law.
Immigration experts reacted on Sunday to Denver’s plan to possibly shelter and care for migrant children who have entered the country illegally by the tens of thousands since the fall.
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, praised the “poise and grace” of the children entering the United States across the Mexico border, just as Denver is considering seeking federal grants to care for them.
Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Thursday he supports granting citizenship to people who enter the country illegally and serve in the U.S. military.
An analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says Colorado would gain almost $43 million in tax revenue if people in the state who entered the country illegally were allowed to work legally.
The Senate passed a measure that would put illegal immigrants in Colorado and in the U.S. on the path to citizenship. Sen. Michael Bennet played a key role in developing that legislation.
The U.S. immigration system would undergo dramatic changes if a new bill being introduced is passed, but before anything else happens there must be a plan to secure the border.
Illegal immigrants who grow up in the state should be eligible for in-state tuition, not a higher, compromise rate, Colorado Democrats told The Associated Press Monday.