DENVER, CO – FWD.us today announced an expansion of our focus to include immigration policy work at the state level in a number of key regions, including Colorado.
Expanding our work at the State level means that we can work on critical issues that affect millions of American families, and that we can help deepen our impact as we work concurrently on immigration issues at the federal level. More information on our plans to enact reforms at the state level is available here.
Colorado State Director Kaytia King issued the following statement:
“Over the past three years, FWD.us has been working to bring together 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. This year, we aim to help millions more Coloradans realize their full potential by driving change at the local level. Our policy priorities this year will focus on keeping Colorado families together by helping to establish a statewide legal defense fund for immigrants and passing a driver’s license expansion bill to make driver’s licenses more accessible for undocumented families, helping to create a more prosperous future for all Coloradans. Our long term goal is commonsense immigration reform that implements smart border security, protects and expands existing legal immigration avenues, and provides an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented people. Expanding our work at the state level will help us to better achieve comprehensive reform, and we believe these policy goals will strengthen Colorado as we continue to demand the immigration changes our country needs.”