Colo. House passes immigrant licenses

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Driver's licenses for immigrants living in Colorado illegally barely passed the state House.

The bill passed on a 34-31 vote, with three Democrats joining all Republicans voting no. Democrats sponsoring the bill say it would benefit everyone if all drivers know the rules of the road and are insured.

The licenses would be labeled to say they're not valid for federal identification, and can't be used to vote.

The bill heads to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has not indicated whether he will sign.

Oregon signed a similar measure into law last week. New Mexico, Illinois and Washington also allow driver's licenses for immigrants in the country illegally.

Republicans say they're concerned there's no way to verify with absolute certainty the immigrants' identities.


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  • by Anonymous on May 8, 2013 at 07:03 PM
    wow !! another reward - for illegals when is this preferred treatment ever gonna end.
  • by Joe Location: Location on May 8, 2013 at 01:05 PM
    THEY CANT USE IT FOR VOTING RIGHTS BUT I GUARANTEE THEY CAN USE IT TO COLLECT WELFARE CHECKS! ESPECIALLY WHEN IT HAS 3 DIFFERENT LAST NAMES ON IT! WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATED OF MEXICO!
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