illegal immigration

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Colorado slated to offer immigrant driver’s licenses at 11 offices after governor signs bill expanding program

Polis signed Senate Bill 139 on Tuesday, which aims to end the long backlogs immigrant applicants faced to get a license under the five-year-old program

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Six big takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s forum with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The politicians discussed everything from how to improve Colorado’s vaccination rate to their reactions to the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting and the resignation Sunday of state Rep. Rochelle Galindo

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An effort to ensure Colorado police and sheriffs aren’t carrying out federal immigration law has drawn Polis’ concerns

House Bill 1124 codifies a court ruling preventing jails from holding people just on immigration offenses and would prevent Colorado police from working on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But it started out much more sweeping

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Colorado attorney general joins lawsuit against Trump administration to uphold DACA

There are an estimated 17,000 people living in Colorado with DACA protections

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A one-day sentencing reduction for some Colorado crimes would help legal immigrants avoid deportation

Under current Colorado law, a Class 2 misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of a year. By reducing that to 364 days, people with visas or permanent legal status would be protected from facing mandatory deportation proceedings.

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After years of backlogs, Colorado’s troubled immigrant driver’s license program could see drastic expansion

Senate Bill 139 would expand the program from four Division of Motor Vehicles offices to address a backlog of applicants for a program that "hasn’t really been available"

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Colorado lawmakers under pressure to act as troubled immigrant driver’s license program approaches another large crossroads

If Colorado lawmakers don’t act quickly next year, three of the four offices offering licenses will stop offering the service