Immigrant Driver’s Licenses
A compromise to fund a Colorado program granting driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status is heading to the governor’s desk.
Colorado lawmakers reached a deal Wednesday on a standoff over how to pay for a program that lets immigrants get driver’s licenses regardless of their legal status, an initiative that Democrats passed without Republican support two years ago.
Colorado Democrats added funding Tuesday for a program that lets immigrant drivers get a license regardless of their legal status.
Undocumented immigrants applying for Colorado driver’s licenses will now have to wait months. Five Division of Motor Vehicles offices across the state were processing the special applications — now there’s only one.
Democrats who pushed to get driver’s licenses for Colorado immigrants regardless of their legal status are outraged over a Republican vote to block access to funds for the program.
Colorado’s Department of Motor Vehicles mistakenly issued U.S. citizen driver’s licenses to 524 non-citizens, including some illegal immigrants, CBS4 has learned.
Frustrations are growing over a new program that gives driver’s licenses to people who are in the country illegally. The process has been extremely slow and the state admits there is little it can do to speed things up.
More than 800 illegal immigrants obtained driver’s licenses on Friday, the first day they could receive them under a new state law.
A new kind of driver’s license for non-citizens will soon be available but even before the Department of Motor Vehicles can issue them, advance requests are clogging up the system.
Immigrants living illegally in Colorado will be able to get driver’s licenses under a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.