FWD.us Statement on Introduction of Driver’s License Expansion Bill in Colorado

DENVER, CO — FWD.us Colorado State Immigration Manager Marissa Molina today released the following statement after the introduction of the SB 19-139. The bill, introduced by Senator Coram, Senator Moreno, and Senator Priola would expand access to driver’s licenses for undocumented Coloradans by increasing the number of licensing facilities to at least 10 locations, up from the current four in the entire state. A companion House Bill was introduced by Rep. Galindo and Rep. Singer:

“Today’s introduction of SB19-139 is welcomed news for millions of hardworking Colorado families. This legislation will help ensure that thousands of hardworking Coloradans – particularly those living in rural areas – can more easily reach their workplaces, seek medical attention in an emergency, and better provide for themselves and their families – while building a more prosperous Colorado.

“Our long term goal remains commonsense immigration reform that includes smart border security, protects and expands existing legal immigration avenues, and provides an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented individuals. We will continue to work with Colorado business leaders, community members, and legislators from both sides of the aisle to advocate for smart reforms to our nation’s broken immigration system.”

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